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Up to £10,000 of £100,000 fund

Funding for charitable projects which are tackling poverty and inequality in London. Projects should show how community involvement is core to what they are doing.

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£100,000 to tackle poverty and inequality in the capital

Helping London-based projects that benefit Londoners and their communities.

The Improving life for Londoners fund supported organisations based and working in London to deliver projects that address inequality and relieve poverty in the capital. 

Trust for London and City Bridge Trust made £100,000 available to organisations that chose to use crowdfunding to raise funds and bring to life projects which will benefit Londoners and their communities. 

The funded projects will tackle poverty in the city and unite communities by addressing local problems in creative ways. The fund also supported projects which address social issues by encouraging those on low incomes and their advocates to speak out. Through delivering practical solutions to local issues, the fund supported projects led by the communities who will benefit from the work.

Projects could receive up to 50% of their target, to a maximum of £10,000, from the Improving Life for Londoners fund once they had raised the first 25% from the Crowd.

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Projects that fit the bill

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Bidean Greater London

Our aim is to make products for wellbeing that have been co-designed with those who have first hand experience of mental health problems.

  • 45 supporters
  • £4k raised
  • 6 days left
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New Beginnings Greater London

LWS is raising £10,000 to fund practical training programmes to give women affected by domestic violence opportunity back into employment.

  • 65 supporters
  • £7.8k raised
  • 1 day left
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Artbox London Greater London

We're raising funds to transform our new studio into a space where people with learning disabilities & autism can make, exhibit and sell art

Successfully overfunded

  • 52 supporters
  • £7.8k raised
  • 49 days
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Save the Common House Greater London

The Common House is a radical community-building space in East London. We need urgent financial support to stay open!

Successfully overfunded

  • 355 supporters
  • £15.3k raised
  • 42 days
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Wellclose Square Saturday Market Greater London

Wellclose Sq Sat Mkt - catalyst 4 community development thru revitalisation of historic public space via trade, cultural & social activity

Successfully overfunded

  • 10 supporters
  • £7.2k raised
  • 55 days

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