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 next application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 18th June. If you would like to apply please contact the Grants Team on 020 7345 4444 to discuss your proposal.

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

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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. 

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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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.

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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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 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 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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IQL Community Fund

We are delighted to be distributing funding on behalf of Lendlease to support the local communities around the International Quarter London. Grants are available to local charities and not-for-profit organisations building on the strengths of local people, celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the area and supporting people most in need in this time of change.

Organisations can apply for up to £5,000 to build inclusive places, creating a welcoming and diverse place to live, work, play and learn. Projects will contribute to at least one of the following:

  • maximise the ability to strengthen community cohesion
  • build social capacity by bringing together the existing and new community
  • engage with the environment and public spaces through arts, culture and innovation

Priority will be given to organisations delivering activities within a 1.5 mile radius of the International Quarter London. In Tower Hamlets this includes the wards of Bromley by Bow, Mile End East, Bow West and Bow East.

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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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.

This programme is now closed and will re-open in 2019. Please click here to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with grants news.

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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.

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.

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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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 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 measurable difference to young people in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets, supporting their journey into employment. 

This programme is now closed and will re-open in 2019. 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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#iwill Programme

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%.

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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