Helping people thrive

Grants in City of London

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 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:


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 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. 

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