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:

Speak to a Grants Manager

If you would like to book an appointment to speak with one of our grant managers to discuss a potential application ahead of our next application deadline, the team would be happy to help. 30 minute slots are available to book throughout the year.

We would encourage you to read our funding guidelines above to check your work is eligible before deciding to book an appointment and to get the most out of the call.

Complete our eligibility quiz to book an appointment.

If you are a current grantee, please contact your Grants Manager in the first instance, rather than booking an appointment through the portal.

Our funding deadlines

We are currently working on improving our internal systems to make the application experience to our main grants programme easier and smoother for you as applicants.

The next application deadline to our main grants programme will fall be 4 October 2022, with decisions made in early 2023.

Please check back for more information or subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear.

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

Further ways to contact us can be found here.