The Local Action Poverty Fund with Crowdfunder for London’s outer boroughs

Are you an organisation based in London’s outer boroughs, with an idea to help your local community, but not sure how to get started? Trust for London has again teamed up with Crowdfunder, launching the Local Action Poverty Fund to help get great ideas the support and funding they need to get started.

Trust for London tackles some of London's most pressing social issues, working to improve the lives of Londoners by increasing their pay, helping reduce the cost of living and supporting community groups to thrive.

By using the power of the crowd, ideas to benefit London's outer boroughs could find the funding and support they need to turn their ideas into a reality on Crowdfunder, a leading UK crowdfunding platform, with match funding up to £10,000 from Trust for London.

Whether it’s raising funds for charitable work that offers practical support solutions to people on low incomes, addresses local issues in creative ways or it’s a community led project for community benefit, crowdfunding provides the opportunity to access both support and funding for your idea.

The Small Charities Coalition is working with the team, saying:

The Small Charities Coalition is delighted to be working with Crowdfunder UK to support small not for profits in outer London access match funding for their community fundraising. The Crowdfunder platform is a bright, accessible opportunity for small organisations to harness the good will and support of their members to address the very real issues of poverty and inequality impacting on so many Londoners. To receive match funding from a major London Funder like Trust for London, will mean so much to so many small organisations whose work often gets overlooked and ignored, this is recognition that small is not only beautiful but also powerful.

Eligible organisations should be:

  • Located and working in outer London;
  • Undertaking charitable work to tackle poverty and inequality;
  • Actively involving people in their communities in the delivery of their work;
  • Raising funds from a minimum of 25 individuals;
  • Operating with an annual income of under £100,000.

Organisations must meet the full criteria.

We’re excited to be launching the Local Action Poverty Fund, partnering once again with Trust for London as one of our +Extra Funding partners. This match fund, aimed at small charities and community groups in outer london, will benefit the groups that have a huge impact on improving lives in local communities. We're very pleased to be working alongside Small Charities Coalition to ensure that the groups are given all the support and encouragement they need to run successful crowdfunding campaigns. We encourage everyone with a great idea to build their crowd and raise funds for their idea on Crowdfunder where they could receive the Trust for London match funding.
Dawn Bebe, Director and Co-Founder of Crowdfunder
At Trust for London, we recognise that there are many community groups and individuals across Greater London doing amazing work, making real change happen to improve the lives of those in their local communities. It’s great to have the support of the Small Charities Coalition as we launch the Local Action Poverty Fund with Crowdfunder, and we hope that we will be able to support lots of innovative and impactful projects to tackle poverty and inequality at a local level and help communities to thrive.
Helal Uddin Abbas, Grants Manager

Do you have an idea? Find out about how you can make it a reality on the Crowdfunder site.