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.

GUIDELINES

This programme is now closed for 2017. Our 2018 application deadline dates will be published in Jan 2018. 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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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

This programme is now closed for 2017. Our 2018 application deadline dates will be published in Jan 2018. 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.

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

This programme is now closed for 2017. Our 2018 application deadline dates will be published in Jan 2018. Please click here to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with grants news.

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

This programme is now closed for 2017. Please click here to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with grants news.

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