Apply for a grant

We fund work which tackles poverty and inequality in the capital. We support work providing greater insights into the root causes of London’s social problems and how they can be overcome; activities which help people improve their lives; and work empowering Londoners to influence and change policy, practice and public attitudes. We have seven funding programmes for 2018-2022, details of which can be found in our funding guidelines.

Are you eligible?

  • Please read our full funding guidelines carefully to check whether your proposed work fits our priorities by clicking here.  
  • You can read the accessible format (easy read) by clicking here
  • A summary is also available to download here
  • We do not fund individuals.

If you would like to speak with one of our grant managers before applying for funding, please complete our eligibility quiz to book an appointment. 30 minute slots are available from 19 January until 2 February, the closing date for applications.

How to apply

To apply you must submit an application form through our online portal which can be accessed by clicking here

You can also download a document containing all of the questions in the application form by clicking here. We also have them available in an Easy Read format which is designed to make information more accessible by clicking here.

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

Closing dates

The closing dates for applications are:

  • 2 February 2021, 1pm
  • 1 June 2021, 1pm
  • 5 October 2021, 1pm

Applications must be received by 1pm on the closing date. 

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

Further ways to contact us can be found here.

Find out if your work is eligible by downloading our funding guidelines.

Funding guidelines - as of November 2020 Easy read funding guidelines