The London Community Response Fund, coordinated by London Funders, is open for applications for the first wave of funding. This first wave will cover urgent needs – focusing on food and essentials and organisations can apply for up to £5,000. More funding will be available in due course for larger grants, service transformation costs, and ongoing work to support communities. Applying for the first wave doesn’t mean you can’t apply for further waves of money.

The London Community Response Fund – supported by a variety of funders – gives one easy access point for organisations seeking urgent funds during this time. All emergency funds coming to or managed by LCF – including the National Emergencies Trust  and the London Communities Coronavirus Appeal – are being allocated through this portal. By working with other funders on this portal, we want to support the sector by reducing time spent applying for funds. We will continue to update you on emergency funds here but to apply directly for funding, please use the following link which will take you to the London Funders: London Community Response Fund: Apply for Emergency Funding to help London’s most vulnerable (

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