Up to £10,000 match fund available to make change happen in London

During this time of crisis, Trust for London will be taking a flexible approach to the ‘Connected Communities Fund’, to ensure that community groups and organisations across London Boroughs have access to the support they need.

Along with our three key themes, we'll be supporting projects tackling the impact of COVID-19 in communities. This includes those working to support older people, deaf and disabled people and those in high risk groups. Additionally, we are open to activities which respond to needs, such as coordinating local volunteering schemes, or provision of advice and support ‘remotely’.

About this fund

Active Trust For London Connected Communities project fund
Trust for London Connected Communities
Get up to £10,000

Supporting organisations based and working in outer London to deliver projects tackling poverty and inequality.

You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.

We are keen to fund charitable work tackling the impact of Covid-19. We will continue to support charitable work that provides practical solutions to support people on low incomes; address local problems in creative ways and are led by communities that will benefit from the work.

We are expanding our criteria to include projects tackling the impact of Covid-19. In particular we want to support projects responding to the needs of older people , deaf and disabled people and those in high risk groups who are particularly affected.

We will continue to consider projects working addressing our three priority themes:

  • Strengthening voice: enabling those directly experiencing poverty and inequality to campaign for positive change.
  • Advice work: supporting social welfare advisory groups, to improve their quality of service -preventing problems becoming more serious, complex and costly; and empowering clients to resolve problems and take control over their lives.
  • Community activities, led by communities, in isolated areas: bringing together different groups of people to respond to local needs and gaps in services.

Eligible Organisations will:
  • Be located in one or more of the London boroughs
  • Be undertaking charitable work to tackle poverty and inequality
  • Involve the beneficiary community in the design and delivery of their project
  • Raise funding from a minimum of 5 individuals
  • Have an annual turnover of £100,000 or less
  • Have a Live crowdfund campaign on the Crowdfunder UK platform.

Exclusions- We will not support applications from individuals, or which are for the benefit of one individual.

Please read the full list of exclusions here for more information.

How to apply for this fund

Start by setting up a crowdfunder project, if eligible you will be able to apply

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