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Up to £10,000 match funding available for communities tackling poverty and inequality in outer London.

Trust for London has once again teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch the Local Action Poverty Fund.

Using the power of the crowd, we’ll be helping projects to find the funding and support they need to turn their ideas into a reality.

About this fund

Active Trust For London Local Action Poverty Fund
Trust for London Local Action Poverty Fund
Get up to £10,000

Up to £10,000 match funding available for communities tackling poverty and inequality in outer London.

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


Approved projects will be offered match funding of up to 50% towards the initial crowdfunding target (up to a maximum of £10,000).

Eligible projects must be raising funds to undertake charitable work that:

  • Provides practical solutions to support people on low incomes
  • Addresses local problems in creative ways
  • Are led by the communities that will benefit from the work

Some examples include: a community scheme for lending tools/resources; a peer-to-peer bereavement scheme for young people; training schemes for young people to refurbish unwanted bicycles sold cheaply to low income workers to get to work.

Eligible organisations must 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.
  • Having an annual income of under £100,000.

*There is a particular focus on the following outer London boroughs: Barnet, Croydon, Enfield, Greenwich, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Merton, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. However, the fund will also consider applications from organisations in: Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Ealing, Harrow, Kingston, Richmond, Sutton.

Pledge Conditions

To receive a pledge, projects must do three things:

  • Raise at least 25% of the initial target,
  • Raise this from a minimum of 25 Unique Supporters,
  • Reach 100% of the crowdfund target (with the fund pledge included) or the pledge will be cancelled.

Please read full Criteria including information on exclusions before applying.

All funded projects are required to agree to the Grant Conditions.

How to apply for this fund

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

Crowdfunding in 60 seconds

Got a minute to spare? Watch our 'how it works' animation. You'll get a brief overview of how crowdfunding works and what extra support, services and money that only Crowdfunder can give you.

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How +Extra funding works

start a project

Start a project

Start a new project on Crowdfunder, tell us the basics and a rough outline of your story. Then we can show you funds that you may be eligible for.

Apply for funding

Apply for funding

You can then choose to make an application for a relevant fund. If a partner likes your project, they may agree to support it.

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Start crowdfunding

Start raising money from the crowd and once you reach an agreed percentage of your target, one of our partners could boost your total with a large donation.

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Supported by

Salford City Council