London Funders

Cross-sector membership network for funders and investors in London’s civil society.

London Funders is the only cross-sector membership network for funders and investors in London’s civil society, bringing together public sector funders and commissioners, independent foundations, social and corporate investors, lottery funders and others. Our members invest in every aspect of London’s life, from the arts through to welfare, and they fund across all 32 boroughs and the City of London.  We’re focused on collaboration – convening funders to connect, contribute and cooperate together, to help people across London’s communities to live better lives.

London Refugee Response

Emerging collaboration to co-ordinate work to support London’s refugees, in light of the crisis facing our Afghan communities

London Funders have been working with their members and other organisations to see how best they can support London’s Afghan communities.

London has always been home to a significant proportion of the country’s Afghan population. Of the 250,000 people in the UK of Afghan origin, 60% live in Greater London. London is set to welcome even more refugees in the coming months.

The Cornerstone Fund

Aiming to bring about systemic change in support for London's civil society organisations

The Cornerstone Fund is a funder collaboration, launched in 2018, currently involving City Bridge Trust, the GLA, the National Lottery Community Fund, Trust for London and the John Lyons Charity.

It aims to bring about systemic change, enabling civil society support organisations to collaborate to achieve a thriving civil society that is adaptable, resilient, collaborative, sustainable and driven by communities, with a focus on tackling deep seated structural inequalities to improve outcomes for Londoners.

Strengthening Voices, Realising Rights

An initiative to bolster the capacity of Deaf & Disabled People's Organisations in London

Strengthening Voices, Realising Rights responds to evidence that austerity cuts and welfare reform are stalling progress towards equality and inclusion for Deaf and Disabled people.

The initiative aims to help spur a renewed emphasis on Deaf and Disabled people’s rights through:

London Community Response

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.