Helping people thrive

Grants in Tower Hamlets 

EECF has partnered with 20 Fenchurch Street to establish The 20 Fenchurch Street Legacy Fund with the aim of improving employment prospects and opportunities for people living in London’s most deprived areas.  The 20 Fenchurch Street Legacy Fund awards grants to high quality projects that will make a positive and long-lasting difference to residents in the City of London, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets.  

Organisations may apply for up to £20,000 for one year’s funding towards projects that are supporting participants to gain essential employability skills, provide them with work or volunteering experience and ultimately move them into sustainable employment or self-employment.

The 2018 application deadline will be announced later this year. Please click here to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with grants news.

The 20 Fenchurch Street Legacy Fund donor patrons are:

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Allen & Overy Ben Ogden Memorial Fund

The Ben Ogden Memorial Fund has been established by Allen & Overy in memory of Ben Ogden who was on his way to becoming a very successful solicitor. He passed his Legal Practitioners Course with flying colours and at the end of his two year training contract with Allen & Overy he was taken on in their employment and pensions department. It was during his qualification break that he tragically died in the Nepalese air crash on 28 September 2012.

East End Community Foundation is distributing grants of up to £2,500 on behalf of the Allen & Overy Ben Ogden Memorial Fund to improve access to and opportunities in education, employment and training for residents in the London boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

GUIDELINES

The 2018 application deadlines will be announced later this yearPlease click here to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with grants news.

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Building a Stronger Britain Together

UK Community Foundations are partnering with advertising agency M&C Saatchi to deliver over £1million in grants as the first part of a major Home Office initiative to counter extremism. The Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) programme supports civil society and community organisations who work to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative. The counter-extremism strategy encourages partnership between the government and people involved in projects that counter extremism and build strong communities. The BSBT programme offers two forms of support through a competitive bidding process:

  • in-kind support (such as social media training, technical assistance to improve a website or capacity building support)
  • grants - targeted funding for specific projects with demonstrable outcomes which provide a positive alternative to extremist voices

Grants of up to £50,000 are available for organisations that can demonstrate at least one of the three following outcomes;

  • Fewer people holding attitudes, beliefs and feelings that oppose shared values
  • An increased sense of belonging and civic participation at a local level
  • More resilient communities

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APPLICATION FORM

The deadline for applications 5pm on Friday 16th February.

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Comic Relief Core Strength Local Communities Fund

Comic Relief's Core Strength Local Communities Fund is responding to the growing needs of small locally led groups to cover their day to day costs. Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to support groups' core costs - meaning expenditure that is not connected to delivering projects but focused on investing in the organisation as a whole, such as basic running costs.

Organisations can apply for funding under one of the following themes:

  • Connected Communities: seeking to improve inclusion and cohesion in communities
  • Productive  Communities:  investing  in  local  residents to  help  them  solve  the  issues  they  are facing using local people and resources
  • Empowered Communities: working to empower marginalised and disadvantaged communities

GUIDELINES

The next application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 5th March.

An outcome will be available 10-12 weeks after the application deadline. If you have any questions please contact the EECF Grants Team on 020 7345 4444.

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EECF Standard Grants

Through its Standard Grants programme, East End Community Foundation seeks to fund high quality delivery of projects or services that will make a measurable and long-lasting difference to the people involved.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available under the following themes:

  • Employment
  • Education & Learning
  • Wellbeing & Inclusion

GUIDELINES

If you would like to apply please contact the EECF Grants Team on 020 7345 4444 to discuss your proposal. The application deadlines in 2018 are;

12 noon on Monday 5th March

12 noon on Monday 18th June

12 noon on Monday 24th September

An outcome will be available 10-12 weeks after each application deadline. 

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EECF Small Grants

Through its Small Grants programme, East End Community Foundation funds one-off items of expenditure or events. Grants of up to £800 are available to voluntary and community organisations based in Tower Hamlets.

Please click on the links below for further information and the application form: 

GUIDELINES

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

The application deadlines in 2018 are;

12 noon on Monday 5th March

12 noon on Monday 18th June

12 noon on Monday 24th September

An outcome will be available 10-12 weeks after each application deadline. If you have any questions please contact the EECF Grants Team on 020 7345 4444.

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Isle of Dogs Summer Programme

The Isle of Dogs Summer Programme is supported by dedicated London Marathon runners who raise funds to support positive summer activities in the Isle of Dogs and South Poplar area.

Grants are available to youth organisations delivering summer activities in the Isle of Dogs and South Poplar area for children and young people aged 6 to 21. 

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APPLICATION FORM

The application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 5th March. 

An outcome will be available 10-12 weeks after each application deadline. If you have any questions please contact the EECF Grants Team on 020 7345 4444.

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John Laing Charitable Trust Fund

The John Laing Charitable Trust Fund has been established to support local organisations with an annual income of £300,000 or less addressing key issues in the East End.

Grants are available of up to £1,000 for projects that address one of the following issues;

  • Homelessness
  • Disadvantaged and exploited young people
  • Education (aged 3 - 18)
  • Community regeneration (including the elderly)

This programme is currently closed. Please click here to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with grants news.

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London Dock Community Fund

East End Community Foundation is distributing funding on behalf of St George City Ltd to support the community around the London Dock development. The London Dock Community Fund has been established to help make the local area a better place to live, work and visit. The programme is open to projects in the council wards of St Katharine's & Wapping and Shadwell.

GUIDELINES

The total value of the fund is £18,000 and there are two themes under which groups can apply:

Small Grants - grants of up to £500

SMALL GRANT APPLICATION FORM

Summer Programme - grants of up to £3,000

SUMMER PROGRAMME APPLICATION FORM

The next application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 5th March 2018.

An outcome will be available 10-12 weeks after each application deadline. If you have any questions please contact the EECF Grants Team on 020 7345 4444.

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Millwall Park Endowment Fund

Before the London Docklands Development Corporation was wound up, it set up an endowment for the benefit of people using Millwall Park and its close environs. Grants are available of up to £10,000 and must be for the purpose of “carrying out improvements to the environment & the provision or improvement of public leisure amenities & activities, or in the absence of such needs, other charitable provision, to benefit the local community in the Millwall Park area

GUIDELINES

If you would like to apply please contact the EECF Grants Team on 020 7345 4444. The application deadlines in 2018 are;

12 noon on Monday 5th March

12 noon on Monday 18th June

12 noon on Monday 24th September

An outcome will be available 10-12 weeks after each application deadline. 

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Société Générale Community Fund 

The Société Générale Community Fund has been established to support young people aged 13-25 on their journey into the world of work by improving their educational development, especially through sports, arts and cultural activities and improving their literacy.

The Fund will support good quality well planned projects that will have a positive and long-lasting difference to young people in Newham and Tower Hamlets, supporting their journey into employment. 

We welcome good quality proposals that specifically address the following themes:

  • Projects or activities that directly support young people into work
  • Projects that use sports, arts or cultural activities to improve educational attainment
  • Projects that seek to improve literacy levels of young people

The Fund has been established with monies released from dormant client accounts, in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements.

GUIDELINES

This programme is now closed and will re-open in 2018. Please click here to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with grants news. 

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Study Support Weekends

East End Community Foundation has funding for study support weekends, open to all state secondary schools in Tower Hamlets. Study support weekends must have an academic focus; although other elements, such as outdoor activities, may be incorporated into the programme for the weekend, there must be a clear link either to essential transferable study skills or directly to a curriculum topic.

Please click on the links below for more information and the application form:

GUIDELINES

APPLICATION FORM

From 1st April 2018 the Study Support Programme will be open for applications at any time. Schools may submit an application throughout the year and an outcome will be available 10-12 weeks after your submission.

If you have any questions please contact the EECF Grants Team on 020 7345 4444.

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Youth Social Action Fund

Youth social action has huge potential to create enjoyable opportunities and skills development for young people, benefiting local people and places. The aim of the Youth Social Action Fund is to raise the level and quality of youth social action and increase it by 50% by 2020, taking the percentage of young people that volunteer from 40% to 60%.

Grants are available from £1,000 to £5,000 for projects that are supporting young people aged 10 to 20, and up to 25 for disabled young people and that can demonstrate their programme meets the quality principles of great youth social action as detailed in the guidelines. 

This programme is currently closed. Please click here to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with grants news.

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