London Community Response

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Existing collaboration

Aims and activities

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In response to the Covid-19 crisis, 67 of London’s funders worked together to provide co-ordinated funding to support groups responding to the needs of the capital's communities. Between March 2020 and March 2021, over £57million was given out in almost 3,300 grants.

The single application point for charities and community groups enabled organisations to access funding from multiple funders in a fast and efficient way. It was designed based on insights from groups working with Londoners, to ensure that it was flexible and responded to needs as they emerged.

How to get involved

The fund is now closed.

Visit the London Funders website to find out more about their work or how to join.

If you would like to learn more about their approach to collaboration or get involved as a funder in future collaborations, please contact London Funders.

Who's involved

The fund was powered by London Funders, a cross-sector membership network for funders and investors in London’s civil society.

Learning and Resources

A series of learning reports, on equity, scenario-planning, processes and delivering differently, is available here.

A data dashboard analysing applications to the fund and grants awarded, by borough, theme and community (BAME led, LGBT+ led, Disabled & deaf led, Women led) is available here.

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