Who we fund

To be eligible for funding your organisation must work for the benefit of inhabitants of Greater London and meet certain criteria.

What types of organisations are eligible to apply?

To be eligible your organisation must be one of the following:

  • Registered charity
  • Registered Community Interest Company
  • Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation
  • Charitable company
  • Exempt or excepted charity
  • Registered charitable industrial and provident society or charitable Cooperative (Bencom)

We cannot fund:

  • political parties
  • political lobbying
  • non-charitable activities
  • work which does not benefit the inhabitants of Greater London.

We do not fund:

  • individuals (except through our nominated agencies)
  • grant-making bodies to make grants on our behalf (except through our nominated agency)
  • schools, PTAs, universities or other educational establishments
  • medical or academic research
  • churches or other religious bodies where the monies will be used for religious purposes
  • hospitals or NHS trusts
  • projects which have already taken place or building work which has already been completed
  • statutory bodies, such as local authorities
  • charities established/registered outside the UK
  • festivals or events which last no longer than a few days
  • residential care services
  • residential facilities (except where they provide short-term emergency accommodation)

When can organisations re-apply?

Previous grantholders:

  • At the end of three years revenue funding you may apply for a further grant for a different purpose (i.e. one with significantly different outcomes) one year after we receive a final and satisfactory monitoring and evaluation report on the original grant.
  • If you wish to apply for the same purpose, you can do so three years after the final, satisfactory monitoring & evaluation report is received.
  • In the case of capital grants a year must have elapsed since the final payment of that grant and receipt of a satisfactory monitoring and evaluation report.

Unsuccessful applicants:

  • You can re-apply one year after the date that a rejected application was received. This date is included in the letter sent to you after the application has been considered.