£1,000 - £5,000
16 Nov 2021
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London Catalyst

London Catalyst is an independent grant-making trust that provides funding for charities and not for profit organisations to deliver projects and improve their services. The trust aims to make a difference by acting as a catalyst for change, they aim to: improve health and wellbeing, help to remove people from poverty and raise awareness of poverty and ill-health in London.

London Catalyst seek to make a difference by acting as a ‘catalyst’ for change. This could be to develop a new project or improve existing services. The funder recognises there are social determinants of ill-health, and that for change to be sustainable, beneficiaries must be active and informed participants. They aim to:

  1. Improve health and wellbeing
  2. Help to remove people from poverty
  3. Raise awareness of the work of the organisations we support

There are three grant areas:

1. PROJECT GRANTS support new initiatives and service developments targeted at people disadvantaged as a result of long term ill-health, disability and poverty. Grants range from £1,000 to £5,000; the average in 2019 was £3,000. Occasionally our trustees will consider a larger grant for projects which are ‘catalytic’ and likely to demonstrate impact.

2. SAMARITAN GRANTS: a hardship fund which we make available to frontline health, social work and advice agencies to offer immediate assistance to people in an emergency. The partner agency distributes small one-off grants on our behalf; the average size of a hardship grant is £16, and 70% of all grants are for food and travel.

3. PARTNERS FOR HEALTH 2020: Unfortunately, our collaborative grants programme co-funded with the Hospital Saturday Fund has been suspended due to the impact of coronavirus. We hope to reinstate the programme when circumstances allow. If you have any questions about proposals submitted or planned please contact victor.willmott@peabody.org.uk

Who can apply?

They prioritise small and medium sized organisations; normally those with an annual income of less than £500,000. This is does not exclude groups with a larger income if the organisation has the resources and expertise that make it best placed to deliver a service or it is in partnership with local groups. We fund charitable groups and not-for-profit social action projects. The trustees will consider requests from CIOs and CICs subject to a review of the purpose, expertise and governance; we would expect an executive board of at least three unrelated directors

The funders area of benefit, is restricted to Greater London (within the M25 orbital motorway).

Grant applications should be submitted on the following dates

Tuesday 11th May 2021

Tuesday 7th September 2021

Tuesday 16th November 2021

Grant applications must be received at the very least, four weeks before these dates. We encourage you to get your application to us as early as you can – try not to leave it until the deadline.

Please visit the funders website to apply.