Publications & Research
We produce a number of publications and reports including an annual Grants Review. Clicking on the covers shown here will provide more information on contents and links so that they can be downloaded here in pdf.
Printed versions can be obtained - subject to availability - from us (0207 606 6145).
Previous Special Initiatives
Past special initiatives include: "Building Blocks" A report into the development of second tier support for front-line organisations. "Count Us In": Count Us In ran from 2000 to 2005. It considered the lack of support for small disability groups and...
Voluntary groups, helping them develop (1997)
A report on the Small Groups Worker Scheme Foreword Maggie Baxter, Chair, Trust for London Grants Committee Summary 1 The scheme's structure • Background • Providing the funding • The pilot projects Establishing the scheme: • Objectives • The Trust's...
Trusting in the Community
A Report on the First Ten Years of the Trust for London (1988-1998) A disinctive trust Professor Gerald Manners Pushing the frontiers Maggie Baxter Chaper One The history Chaper Two Consultation Chapter Three Fieldwork: the first phase Chapter Four Fieldwork:...
Community Conversations - Building bridges between people from different backgrounds
In September 2009 Conflict and Change, a voluntary organisation that has developed innovative approaches to building understanding between communities since the 1980s and City Parochial Foundation hosted an event to bring together practitoners who are working on social cohesion and...
Annual Review 2008
Posted 1 July 2009 Nigel Pantling, Chair of City Parochial Foundation and Trust for London launched our latest Annual Review at our summer reception. "During the last 12 months the worst economic downturn that most Londoners have ever known has...
London's Poverty Profile
Posted May 21 2009 City Parochial Foundation and the New Policy Institute have launched a Report and Findings - 'London's Poverty Profile'. It is the first independent report to bring together such a wide range of indicators measuring poverty, inequality...
Progress made in Tackling Modern Day Slavery
Posted 6 October 2008 CPF has published an interim report on its Tackling Modern Day Slavery special initiative, which collates the significant progress made by the five funded organisations in addressing exploitation in the UK....
Funding List and Analysis for 2007
Posted 31 July 2007 In addition to producing our annual review, we have also compiled two other related documents: The first is a list of all of the groups we funded in 2007. This includes a short description of the...
Changing London - Annual Review 2007
Posted 23 June 2008 Staff and trustees of City Parochial Foundation and Trust for London prize their independence, chair Nigel Pantling says in his Foreword to the 2007 Annual Review. Independence "enables us to use our considerable financial clout to...
Challenges - Reflections on funding and change in London 1986-2007
This new report looking at the work of City Parochial Foundation and Trust for London over the past 21 years, the changes that have occurred and both what has worked and what has not worked. Challenges: reflections on funding...
Bellingham Community Project
Posted 26 July 2007 Regeneration in action It is possible to make a major difference to the 'feel' of a neighbourhood, according to this report on the Bellingham Community Project which was set up by City Parochial Foundation in Lewisham....
Investing in the people of London
Posted 24 July 2007 Quinquennial Review 2002-2006 The report gives an overview of our funding during our quinquennial period 2002-2006. Copies of the reports can be downloaded in pdf format below. Printed copies are available from CPF, telephone 0207 606...
Building Blocks Open Space report
Posted 8 March 2007 On 1st March we held an Open Space event to explore the findings and recommendations which came out of our recent research, Building Blocks by Alison Harker and Steven Burkeman. This identified a number of challenges...
Developing second tier-support for frontline groups Second-tier organisations (STOs) are operating in a very difficult environment with pressures on them from all sides, while attempting to manage high expectations and heavy demands. Many, including councils for voluntary service (CVSs), face...
How Young people can work together on human rights, citizenship, equality and creating a better society Contrary to the general view, events in their local communities and internationally are of concern to young people, according to this new City Parochial...
Grants Reviews - 1997 to 2006
For copies of our past annual reviews please click the link below:...
Tackling under-achievement among white working-class girls in schools The report identifies interventions and strategies for raising the achievement of white working-class girls in schools in Camden....
The Maytree Approach - Suicide Prevention
Maytree Respite Centre is a sanctuary for the suicidal. It aims to reduce the suicidal of its guests through proviing a calm enivronment in which trusting relationships can be developed, and guests feel listened to and understood. The evaluation...
Disability Programme - Count Us In Report 2000-2005
Count Us In is City Parochial Foundation's Disability Programme, which ran from 2000 to 2005. This report highlights its achievements. The authors reported that the aim of this special initiative was to look at the lack of support for...
Touching the margins
One often overlooked group which experiences social exclusion is young men aged 18-30. A significant number, many of them from black and minority ethnic communities, are marginalised and disaffected. As an innovative response to the range of issues facing...
Valuing Potential 2004
Retention and recruitment in the voluntary sector is an increasing problem. This discussion document by Julian Unwin and Lucy Ball highlights that serious efforts need to be made to contact this otherwise the voluntary sector's contribution to delivering services...
Refugee Professionals Report 2003
Financial Fitness 2001
Financial Monitoring 2000
Carers Programme 1997
Mental Health Programme 1997
Other publications available
The following additional publications are available from the Foundation's offices....