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 2018 application deadline will be available soon. 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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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

GUIDELINES

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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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)

GUIDELINES

APPLICATION FORM

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

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.

Supported by: 

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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. 

GUIDELINES

APPLICATION FORM

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

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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