Grant making

Investing in Londoners

Please note that these programmes are now closed to new applicants – anyone who has already started an application will need to submit their request by 4th May 2018 in order for this to be considered.

Our new Bridging Divides programmes will open early next week – please check back shortly.

The Trust currently awards around £20m per year to charitable causes in London. The majority of these grants are made under our Investing in Londoners scheme, which has a number of programmes listed below:

English for Speakers of Other Languages
Improving Londoners’ Mental Health
Improving London’s Environment
Making London More Inclusive
Making London Safer
Older Londoners
Reducing Poverty
Resettlement and Rehabilitation of Offenders
Strengthening London’s Voluntary Sector
London Youth Quality Mark Awards


Before making an application to us, you should read carefully the information in Who we fund and What we fund. You might also wish to read our FAQs which contains information on our grant making and common questions. If, having read these pages, you wish to apply to us, please go to How to apply for information on our application process and the Eligibility Quiz which you must complete to access our online application form.


Along with the above, we also run one-off grant programmes, such as our Stepping Stones Fund which offers grants to organisations looking to become investment ready.