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London Community Response Emergency Funding (Wave 2)

What funding is available now?

Wave 2 has two funding programmes that are taking applications:

  • Crisis response – grants of up to £10,000 to enable you to meet the immediate needs of communities, from food and essentials, to equipment and additional short-term staff costs;
  • Delivering differently – grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to enable you to change the way you deliver your work to ensure it continues to meet the needs of your communities, from switching to digital channels to redeploying staff to boost your capacity at a time of increased demand. In some circumstances they may consider grants above £50,000 but there must be a strong rationale in your application for this.

If you wish to apply you need to complete the single application form on the website before the deadline for the round you are applying for.

This application is then considered by the full range of funders. More funders are joining the collaboration all the time – the current list of supporters is on the London Funders website.

How long is the funding for?

For the crisis response grants we expect these to be to enable you to meet the immediate needs of your communities – these could be one-off costs (e.g. new equipment), urgent needs (e.g. food and essentials), or to enable you to increase your support to people at risk. These are intended to be short-term grants that help you respond to the situation your organisation and the people you work with are facing right now, and during the coming two to three months.

For the delivering differently grants we expect these to cover the up-front costs of changing the way you deliver your services (e.g. any new equipment, or training for your team), and then enabling you to continue to deliver in these new ways (including staffing and ongoing service costs) to increase the reach and capacity of your work. Whilst this is a rapidly-changing situation, and there is a lot of uncertainty about how long the current restrictions will be in place, we would ask you to prepare your budget based on needing to work in these new ways for up to three months.

If you received a grant in wave one (food and essentials), you are able to apply again as part of wave two (for either a crisis response, or a delivering differently grant). You can only apply for one grant in this wave.