Micro-grants to empower local communities
We fund organisations tackling some of the most pressing social issues in communities in London.
Our vision is to create communities in which people have access to opportunities, feel connected and included, and live healthy and fulfilling lives. To achieve this, we provide grants and support for social ventures (non-profit and for-profit) to develop positive solutions based on the needs of local communities in London.
The Collective Grants programme works with local charities, community groups and social enterprises. We provide micro-grants up to the value of £5,000 to fund and accelerate the impact of organisations working in our core thematic areas: Social mobility, Homelessness, Inclusive communities, Mental health and Sustainable communities.
Creating thriving communities
We fund initiatives that empower those who are disadvantaged by our existing systems, and help to increase their social mobility.
We fund initiatives that help people escape, or prevent them from entering, a cycle of homelessness.
We fund initiatives that help remove social barriers for people who are structurally excluded, and create opportunities for people to connect.
We support initiatives that help to support people in their mental health, and tackle the stigma around mental health.
We fund initiatives that focus on behavioural change to create more sustainable communities.
We support initiatives that:
- are aligned with one of our thematic areas.
- can make a positive impact in one of our local communities.
We support organisations that:
- have a strong track record of impact.
- are non-profit, for-profit or anything inbetween, as long as their social mission is its top priority.
- are based anywhere in London, not limited by the areas below.
Currently, we fund initiatives that can benefit communities in:
- Tower Hamlets
- Hackney Wick
Finally, we assess grant proposals based on three pillars: Community-driven, Sustainable Impact, and Innovation.
- Addresses a key social challenge facing communities at a local level.
- Adopting a co-creative and collaborative approach to interacting with beneficiaries.
- Committed to including people who are underserved or underrepresented in a community.
- Effectively addresses an urgent problem that people face.
- Focused on long-term impact that would persist beyond the project.
- Able to demonstrate clear impact evaluation mechanisms with data-driven approach.
- Clear plans for future of the organisation.
- Adopting a unique approach, a new way of addressing social issues.
- Working smart, agile and always improving.
Workshops for mental wellbeing
We are partnering with Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster Mind to deliver three creative and wellbeing workshops. The 3-hour workshops focus on the Five Ways to Wellbeing and offer simple tips for people to improve and self-manage their emotional health and wellbeing.