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.

GUIDELINES

The next application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 2nd October 2017. If you would like to apply please contact the EECF Grants Team on 020 7345 4444 to discuss your proposal.

The 20 Fenchurch Street Legacy Fund donor patrons are:

______________________________________________________________

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 19th June. If you would like to apply please contact the EECF Grants Team on 020 7345 4444 to discuss your proposal.

Supported by:

_______________________________________________________________________ 

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 positive and long-lasting difference to the people involved.

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

  • Employment
  • Education and Learning
  • Community Wellbeing and Inclusion

The only exception to this is for organisations based and delivering activities on the Isle of Dogs, where organisations can apply for projects outside of the set criteria. 

GUIDELINES

The next application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 19th June 2017. If you would like to apply please contact the EECF Grants Team on 020 7345 4444 to discuss your proposal.

______________________________________________________________ 

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 next application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 19th June 2017. If you would like a paper application form please contact the EECF Grants Team on 020 7345 4444.

Supported by:

______________________________________________________________ 

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. 

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. 

______________________________________________________________ 

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

Summer Programme - grants of up to £3,000

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

______________________________________________________________ 

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

The next application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 19th June 2017. If you would like to apply please contact the EECF Grants Team on 020 7345 4444 to discuss your proposal.

_______________________________________________________________________  

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. Please click here to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with grants news. 

 Supported by:    

  

______________________________________________________________ 

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

The next application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 2nd October 2017. 

Supported by:

______________________________________________________________ 

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. 

GUIDELINES

This programme is now closed and will re-open in mid/late 2017. Please click here to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with grants news. 

Supported by: 

 

 

 

Donate

 
Grants Workshop
Click here to find out how to book your place for our next grants workshop on Wednesday 24th May.
2017 Vital Signs Survey
Want a chance to win a £1,000 grant to a community group of your choice? Please complete our survey and tell us about your community.
Introducing EECF
You can find out more about what we do in the local community by watching our new video. Click here.