Tackling abuse, exploitation and hatred

We want all Londoners to live safe lives with dignity and respect

This funding is to help organisations working to prevent and to support survivors of all types of abuse, exploitation and hatred, as well as preventative services.

Grant details

  • Area: Greater London
  • Open to: New and previous applicants
  • Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Funding length: Up to five years
  • Funding size: There is no minimum or maximum limit to how much we will give, however we never give revenue funding exceeding 50% of the applicants turnover/​income in any one year
  • Average award: Based on grants made to date, we have awarded between £28,000 and £283,000, the average award size has been £135,000*

*These figures are illustrative and we will award more or less than these amounts depending on the applications we receive. You can find out more about our approach to funding here.

What we fund

We want to fund projects and organisations tackling:

  • abuse that is physical, sexual, emotional, financial or neglectful

  • male violence and domestic abuse, especially against women and girls

  • modern slavery (where people are illegally exploited for personal or commercial gain)

  • human trafficking (where people are traded for purposes of exploitation)

  • crime motivated by hostility based on race, religion, nationality, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity

We are particularly keen to fund work tackling male violence against women and girls and to support work with the LGBTQIA+ community and other communities which face barriers to appropriate services and support.

We also fund organisations working with perpetrators.

We particularly welcome applications from organisations:

  • led by people with direct experience of the issues involved

  • delivering culturally informed services

  • supporting communities and individuals which face barriers to mainstream provision

As well as funding service delivery, we are keen to support work to increase influence, voice and representation in order to push for more widespread, lasting change.

Wherever possible, we seek to support projects and organisations that involve the communities the project or organisation serves in the shaping of its services and/​or that are majority-staffed or run by those with lived experience of the issues they address.

How to apply

Before beginning your application, please ensure you have thoroughly read steps one and two to check that our funding is a good fit for you. Please note, we only fund organisations that meet our eligibility criteria.

Application steps:

  1. Find out what’s involved in the application process
  2. Check your eligibility
  3. Start your application

If you are a previous grant holder, or an unsuccessful applicant, please read our reapplication criteria before submitting a new application.