Wave 1 of funding from the London Community Response Fund has now closed to applicants and Wave 2 has opened. As of April 9th, two funding programmes are available with wave 2; the crisis response programme and the delivering differently programme.
The Crisis Response programme is for grants of up to £10,000 to enable organisations to meet the immediate needs of their communities, such as food and essentials and short-term staffing costs.
The Delivering Differently programme is for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to enable organisations to change the way in which they work to meet the needs of their communities under the lockdown conditions. This can be from switching to digital modes of communication, to redeploying staff to allow organisations to meet increased demand.
The Fund may consider grants above £50,000 but there will need to be a strong rationale in applications for this.