£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.

This fund has now been fully allocated. 

If you need funding for a project complete this short form and we'll tell you if you're eligible for match funding from any of our current funders.

Projects that fit the bill

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Bromley Mencap's Community Hub Greater London

To develop a community hub in Norman Park offering training & employment opportunities & a range of inclusive activites for disabled people

Successfully overfunded


  • 101 supporters
  • £20.7k raised
  • 28 days
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The Canteens project Greater London

Supporting the vulnerable and bringing the community together, offering advice, support, training and hot meals, every day.

Successfully overfunded


  • 106 supporters
  • £16.3k raised
  • 43 days
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Helping Hands Food Bank Greater London

Our Helping Hands Food Bank aims to stop the most vulnerable refugee and asylum seekers in Lewisham from going hungry.

Successfully overfunded


  • 172 supporters
  • £19.5k raised
  • 66 days
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CAP Debt Centre, Lewisham Greater London

To provide free professional debt counselling services for Lewisham residents through home visits and help lift them out of debt and poverty

Successfully funded


  • 17 supporters
  • £3k raised
  • 72 days
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Syria Summer Camp Greater London

Tuition and activities camp 24th July -18th August 2017 - for Refugee/Asylum Seeking Children from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries

Successfully overfunded


  • 79 supporters
  • £17.7k raised
  • 28 days
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Furry Tales Greater London

Furry Tales is an innovative project at Stepney City Farm that delivers animal-assisted activities to elders in Tower Hamlets.

Successfully overfunded


  • 163 supporters
  • £10.1k raised
  • 28 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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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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