Apply for a grant

If you’re an organisation in London tackling the root causes of poverty and inequality and your work fits one of our seven funding programmes, we would love to hear from you.

Are you eligible?

  • We fund organisations undertaking charitable activities. You do not need to be a registered charity. We do not fund individuals.
  • We will support work which meets our funding programmes. This may be for a specific project or on-going costs. This includes staff salaries and overheads. We encourage organisations to include a reasonable amount of core costs to cover their overheads, and any access costs required to overcome barriers to participation by Deaf and Disabled people, when they apply for funding. The majority of our funding is for revenue costs, though we can also fund small capital items.
  • We primarily support small and medium-sized organisations, usually with an expenditure of less than £2 million a year. Larger organisations can apply but will need to meet most of the criteria.
  • The majority of the work we support is solely focussed on London. However, we are also interested in work that has the potential to influence national policy and practice, provided that a strong case is made as to how Londoners would benefit. In such cases we would fund a proportion of this work.

For full details of our eligibility criteria and to check whether your proposed work fits our priorities, read our funding guidelines:

Our next funding deadline

Applications for our next funding round will open on 1 July 2021 and the closing date will be 5 October 2021, 1pm. This is because we are making changes and revisions to our application form, as well as to our Connected Communities funding programme.  

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Please check back on 1 July 2021 for more information on our next funding round.

You can also subscribe to our monthly newsletter to stay informed.

We would recommend taking a look at our information page for grantees and future grant applicants during the COVID-19 crisis before applying.

London Community Response

We contributed to the London Community Response, co-ordinated by London Funders, to help organisations in London work through the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more on the London Community Response website.

Any questions?

Some of the answers you are looking for might be available in our answers to frequently asked questions.

Our office is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but if you have any questions about your eligibility to receive funding or need any additional support, the team are available remotely and would be happy to help.

For any other inquiries, please email us at grants@trustforlondon.org.uk.

Further ways to contact us can be found here.