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Jo Cox Memorial Grants opening on 4 April

Here's a guide to start thinking through how to build important relationships with businesses that might be able to give time and money to support your cause.

Lewisham Council ran two workshops on 27th November 2017.
These provided an opportunity for Lewisham organisations to find out more about how crowdfunding can assist the development of their initiatives. 
The workshops gave a chance to:

Lewisham Council has extended the deadline for its £100,000 Small and faith funding pot, currently being run as a match funding initiative through Crowdfunder.

London Catalyst and the Hospital Saturday Fund have come together to launch the 2017 Partners for health grant programme.

Major London funders Trust for London and City Bridge Trust have joined forces with the Social Innovation Partnership to launch a new £100,000 fund available to organisations using crowdfunding to raise funds for projects tackling poverty and inequality.

Friday 16 December 2016 is the date the government has set for Local Charities Day, which aims to celebrate small, local charities and community groups in the spotlight.


On 28 September Esmée Fairbairn Foundation launched a new funding pot of £200,000 to support crowdfunding projects in Lewisham, Hull and Manchester.

The consultation on London Borough of Lewisham’s proposed main grants programme for 2017-18, launched last Thursday, is the latest indicator of further financial turmoil for the sector.

The Mayor of London and the GLA are launching their third round of crowdfunding with Spacehive, with up to £20k available to each project.


On 4 February the London Community Foundation (LCF) announced the launch of Give London, a new initiative that allows all Londoners to give back to their city.

The Community Development Foundation (CDF) has announced that it is to close in March 2016. As the leading national organisation in community development and engagement CDF supports a range of businesses, trusts and foundations to deliver their grants programmes.

NCVO and ACEVO are warning of a potential threat to Big Lottery Fund as part of tomorrow's spending review.

The UK joined the #GivingTuesday movement last May, and is keen to make this global day of giving one that represents the whole of the UK.

Lewisham Council's Small and Faith Fund has taken on a different form this year, as a matchfunding initiative supporting funds raised through crowdfunding.

When the Labour government diverted £425 million from the Big Lottery Fund to help finance the ballooning Olympics budget in 2007, charities and many MPs were outraged. The government pledged to repay the debt after the Olympics from the sale of Olympics assets – a pledge subsequently reaffirmed by the Coalition.

Trust for London supports work that develops new and imaginative ways of addressing the root causes of London’s social problems, especially work which has the potential to influence and change policy, practice and public attitudes.

Deadline for the next round: Thursday 28 May 2015, 5pm

The Lewisham Homes Community Fund is up for grabs again. Projects must be for, and benefit, Lewisham Homes’ residents.

Closing date for applications: Friday 29 May 2015

Interested in applying to the Big Lottery's Awards for All programme? The Big Lottery is urging you to attend an introductory webinar from funding officers.

Lloyds Bank Foundation's Enable Fund provides an opportunity for voluntary and community organisations and charitable incorporated organisations to strengthen their organisational development in areas, such as leadership and governance; demonstrating outcomes and communications etc.