We'll open again for general funding in 2024 when our new five-year strategy launches.
The last few years we’ve seen once-in-a-generation events. We've faced a cost-of-living crisis that's pushed more people into poverty than at any other time this century. Like others, we wanted to act quickly. So during 2022 we gave out an extra £2.5m in emergency funding to organisations across the city, including to London Community Foundation’s Together for London fund.
This has meant that during 2023, we haven't been able to support the scale of work we would in a normal year. We’ve had to decide whether to fund more new projects that align with our ending strategy, or to focus on existing projects funded by us. After careful consideration, we made the decision to support organisations we already currently fund throughout 2023.
We look forward to receiving new funding applications again in 2024.
For currently funded organisations
We'll be focusing on continuation funding for existing projects this year. If you're an organisation that currently receives funding from us, you'll be receiving updates throughout the year about your funding. If you have any questions, please speak to your grants manager.
We will be accepting applications for our disability and racial justice funds in 2023.
Looking ahead to 2023
Next year we’ll focus our grant-making on projects we currently fund. This means we will not open again for applications for new work until 2024. Below Alex Sutton, Director of Grants, sets out the context for our grant-making in 2023 and how we made this difficult decision.
Funding update: allocating continuation funds in 2023
We’ve made the difficult decision not to open for new applications in 2023. The best way we can provide stability at this time is by supporting organisations we already fund, as soaring costs put more pressure on already stretched charity resources. That’s why this year we’ll focus on providing continuation funding to a selection of existing grantees with grants ending before March 2024.
The big issues and trends in philanthropy this year