Funder plus

In addition to our grant funding, we are committed to using all of our available assets to help our funded organisations

Funder Plus: access additional free organisational support

Funder Plus brings together a range of free support and services that we can offer funded organisations in addition to their grant. The programme has been designed to enhance an organisation’s capacity, resilience and longer-term sustainability to achieve greater impact. 

Find out more about the additional free organisational support you can access and apply for: 

Working with a network of partners to connect funded organisations with a range of free, non-financial support to help address specific issues such as: organisational development, governance, fundraising, and business planning.

Delivered in partnership with the Cranfield Trust, the 18 month STRIVE Programme provides independent, confidential business advice and guidance to grant holders addressing the issues of poverty, disability, or social exclusion.

Delivered in partnership with the Ethical Property Foundation, funded organisations can access free tailored advice from experienced solicitors and surveyors to help with premises management, negotiating a lease, moving offices, or buying a premises.

In addition to holding a grant, funded organisations can also apply to cover the costs of an Eco Audit to help:

  • become more sustainable
  • reduce waste and carbon footprint and
  • save money by reducing energy bills

In addition to holding a grant, funded organisations can also apply to cover the cost of an Access Audit to help make community buildings more accessible and user friendly.

A unique social investment readiness facility that aims to bridge the gap between grant and investment finance by providing funding which allows an organisation to test the viability of a repayable finance model.

Additional support

Every City of London Corporation employee is given up to 14 hours of paid leave each year to dedicate to volunteering for good causes. Our LEAP programme helps to address any operational needs identified in your organisation and will try to match volunteers on an individual or team basis.

Although we cannot guarantee this, we are always happy to explore what might be possible.

The Guildhall has some large scale and very special event spaces available for hire. Demand is often high but as a registered charity, you are eligible for a 30% reduction on our hire rates.

Our non-financial support

We use our people, networks and experience to bolster our financial support, as we believe that truly impactful philanthropy includes the giving of skills, time, talent as well as money. We often refer to this as our​‘Total Assets’ approach.

Learn more about our total assets approach