We stand with the sector

We, along with a wider group of funders, recognise that the covid-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an impact on civil society groups, and want to offer reassurance that we stand with the sector during this time.

We wish to be as helpful as possible during the coming weeks and months so that civil society groups can focus on the vital work of supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. We understand that there will be times when staff and volunteers will not be available, when beneficiaries may need services to be provided in different ways, or when systems need to be flexible to ensure that needs are met.

If your community, services or organisation are affected by the covid-19 outbreak, and you receive grant* funding from us, we are committed to:

  • Adapting activities – we recognise that you may experience difficulties achieving some of the outputs or outcomes we agreed for your grant during the outbreak, and would like to be able to maintain our grant payments to you at originally-agreed levels during this period, so please have a conversation with us if you are affected in this way;

  • Discussing dates – we don’t want to add pressure, so if you think you will struggle to meet a reporting deadline please get in touch with us so that we can agree a more realistic time for you to get things to us wherever possible;

  • Financial flexibility – we know you may need to use your funding to help cover sickness, purchase equipment, or deliver services differently, and we will be reasonable if you need to move money between budget headings to ensure your work can continue; and

  • Listening to you – we are here if you want to talk to us about the situation you’re facing, but we’ll wait for you to call us so that these conversations are at the right time for you.

We also recognise that there may be further shocks to the system caused by covid-19 that may impact on your other income streams, or require a more urgent response from funders. Where we have any news on emergency funding we commit to publishing this through links on this web page, so you can see all available programmes in one place.

This statement is being coordinated by London Funders, but is not only for their members or funders in London. If your organisation would like to sign this statement, please get in touch at info@londonfunders.org.uk.

* This does not apply to commissioned services or contracts where there will be separate discussions between commissioners and provider organisations.

Signatories

  • Access,
  • A New Direction,
  • AB Charitable Trust,
  • Access to Justice Foundation,
  • The Air Pilots Company,
  • The Alan & Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund,
  • The Albert Hunt Trust,
  • Aldgate & Allhallows Foundation,
  • Alex Ferry Foundation,
  • Allen and Overy,
  • Allen Lane Foundation,
  • Allia,
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation,
  • The Angus Lawson Memorial Trust,
  • The Architectural Heritage Fund,
  • The Ashden Trust,
  • The A Team Foundation,
  • The Aurum Charitable Trust,
  • Aviva Community Fund,
  • Aviva Foundation,
  • The Badur Foundation,
  • The Barbers’ Company,
  • Baring Foundation,
  • Barking and Dagenham Giving,
  • Barking & Dagenham Renew,
  • Barrow Cadbury Trust,
  • Battersea Power Station Foundation,
  • BBC Children in Need,
  • Beatrice Laing Trust,
  • Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation,
  • The Berkeley Foundation,
  • The Berkshire Community Foundation,
  • The Bernard Lewis Family Charitable Trust,
  • Bernard Sunley Foundation,
  • The Big Change,
  • Bishop Radford Trust,
  • Bloomberg,
  • The Blue Thread,
  • The Brewers’ Company,
  • The Broderers' Charity Trust,
  • The Bromley Trust,
  • Buzzacott Stuart Defries Memorial Fund,
  • CAF Venturesome,
  • Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch),
  • Cambridgeshire Community Foundation,
  • Camden Giving,
  • CareTech Foundation,
  • Chandler Foundation,
  • The Charles Hayward Foundation,
  • The Childhood Trust,
  • City Bridge Trust,
  • City & Guilds Foundation,
  • City of London Solicitors' Company,
  • City of Westminster Charitable Trust,
  • The Clothworkers’ Company,
  • Cloudesley,
  • Co-Impact,
  • Columbia Threadneedle Foundation,
  • Comic Relief,
  • Commonweal Housing,
  • Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside,
  • Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland,
  • The Company of Communicators,
  • COSARAF Foundation,
  • Co-op Foundation,
  • The Company of Actuaries Charitable Trust,
  • Corra Foundation,
  • Coutts Foundation,
  • Coyler Fergusson Charitable Trust,
  • Cripplegate Foundation,
  • CriSeren Foundation,
  • Cumbria Community Foundation,
  • The Deptford Challenge Trust,
  • Deutsche Bank,
  • DHL UK Foundation,
  • Do IT Foundation,
  • Drapers’ Company,
  • Drawers Second Charitable Trust,
  • Dr Edwards & Bishop King's Fulham Charity,
  • Dulverton Trust,
  • Dunlossit and Islay Community Trust,
  • DWF Foundation,
  • The Dunhill Medical Trust,
  • Ealing Together,
  • East End Community Foundation,
  • EFL Trust,
  • Eleanor Rathbone Trust,
  • The Engineers’ Trust,
  • Esmée Fairbairn Foundation,
  • Essex Community Foundation,
  • Fidelity UK Foundation,
  • The Fishmongers’ Company,
  • The Fletchers’ Company,
  • Forces in Mind Trust,
  • The Fore,
  • Forever Manchester,
  • Four Acre Trust,
  • The Foyle Foundation,
  • Frank Jackson Foundation,
  • The Frederick Mulder Foundation,
  • The Freshwater Foundation,
  • Friends Provident Foundation,
  • Frontline Network,
  • The Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund,
  • The Fund for Global Human Rights,
  • The Funding Network,
  • Garfield Weston Foundation,
  • The Gatsby Charitable Foundation,
  • Girdlers Company,
  • The Glass-House Trust,
  • GlobalGiving UK,
  • Global Markets Consultants,
  • GMSP Foundation,
  • The Goldie Hawn Foundation,
  • The Goldsmiths' Company Charity,
  • Greater London Authority,
  • Greenwood Place,
  • Greggs Foundation,
  • The Grocers Charity,
  • Grosvenor Britain & Ireland,
  • The Guild of Freemen of the City of London's Charity,
  • Guy's and St Thomas' Charity,
  • The Haberdashers' Company,
  • Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland,
  • Hammersmith United Charities,
  • Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation,
  • Haringey Giving,
  • The Harpur Trust,
  • Heathrow Community Trust
  • Henry Smith Charity,
  • Hertfordshire Community Foundation,
  • Homeless Link,
  • The Honourable The Irish Society,
  • Hospice UK,
  • Huo Family Foundation,
  • Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation,
  • Idlewild Trust,
  • ILPA's Strategic Legal Fund,
  • Impact 100 London,
  • Imperial Health Charity,
  • Impetus,
  • The Indigo Trust,
  • The Ironmongers’ Foundation,
  • Islington Giving,
  • Isla Foundation,
  • Jack Petchey Foundation,
  • JA Clark Charitable Trust,
  • The JJ Charitable Trust,
  • Joffe Trust,
  • The John Booth Foundation,
  • John Ellerman Foundation,
  • John Laing Charitable Trust,
  • John Lewis Foundation,
  • John Lyon's Charity,
  • John Moores Foundation,
  • Joseph Levy Foundation,
  • Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust,
  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation,
  • Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd,
  • Julia and Hans Rausing Trust,
  • The Kay Kendall Leukaemia Foundation,
  • Kensington & Chelsea Foundation,
  • Kirby Laing Foundation,
  • KPMG Foundation,
  • The Kreitman Foundation,
  • Kurt und Maria Dohle Stiftung,
  • Kusuma Trust,
  • LandAid,
  • Lankelly Chase,
  • Laureus,
  • Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund,
  • Leeds Community Foundation,
  • The Legal Education Foundation,
  • Lehman Brothers Foundation Europe,
  • LHC Community Benefits Fund,
  • The Linbury Trust,
  • Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services,
  • Lloyds Bank Foundation of England and Wales,
  • London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
  • London Borough of Camden,
  • London Borough of Ealing,
  • London Borough of Hackney,
  • London Borough of Hillingdon,
  • London Borough of Hounslow,
  • London Borough of Islington,
  • London Borough of Lambeth,
  • London Borough of Lewisham,
  • London Borough of Merton,
  • London Borough of Redbridge,
  • London Borough of Southwark,
  • London Borough of Sutton,
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets,
  • London Catalyst,
  • London Community Foundation,
  • London Councils Grants Committee,
  • London Housing Foundation,
  • London Legal Support Trust,
  • London Marathon Charitable Trust,
  • London Sport,
  • London Youth,
  • The Lord Mayor's Appeal,
  • Love Kingston,
  • Luminate,
  • Macquarie,
  • MariaMarina Foundation,
  • Maritime Charities Group,
  • Marketors’ Company,
  • The Mark Leonard Trust,
  • Masonic Charitable Foundation,
  • Maurice & Hilda Laing Charitable Trust,
  • The Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation,
  • Mayor of London,
  • The Mercers' Company (and the charities of which it is trustee),
  • The Merchant Taylors' Consolidated Charities for the Infirm,
  • Metropolitan Migration Foundation,
  • Mind,
  • Mohn Westlake Foundation,
  • MOPAC,
  • The MSE Charity,
  • The Musicians’ Company,
  • The National Archives,
  • The Nationwide Foundation,
  • Nesta,
  • Octopus Giving,
  • Oglesby Charitable Trust,
  • Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation,
  • OVO Foundation,
  • Oxfordshire Community Foundation,
  • Paddington Development Trust,
  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation,
  • Pears Foundation,
  • People’s Health Trust,
  • Peter Minet Trust,
  • PH Holt Foundation,
  • The Pilgrim Trust,
  • The Poor Fund of the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers,
  • Power to Change,
  • The Prince's Trust,
  • Quartet Community Foundation,
  • The Rank Foundation,
  • Regent's Place Community Fund,
  • The Renewable Freedom Foundation,
  • Richmond Parish Charities,
  • Rocket Science,
  • The Roddick Foundation,
  • Rosa Fund,
  • Royal Borough of Greenwich,
  • Royal Borough of Kingston,
  • Royal Society of Arts,
  • The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trust,
  • The Salters' Company,
  • Samworth Foundation,
  • Seafarers UK,
  • Segelman Trust,
  • Shackleton Foundation,
  • Shine Trust,
  • Sir George Martin Trust,
  • Sir John Cass's Foundation,
  • Sir Walter St John's Educational Charity,
  • Social Investment Business,
  • Social Tech Trust,
  • Southwark Charities,
  • South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation,
  • Smallwood Trust,
  • Sporting Capital,
  • St George the Martyr Charity,
  • St Giles Parochial Charities,
  • St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation,
  • The Staples Trust,
  • Steve Morgan Foundation,
  • Strategic Legal Fund,
  • Sussex Community Foundation,
  • Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK,
  • Synchronicity Earth,
  • Taurus Foundation,
  • Team London Bridge,
  • The Tedworth Trust,
  • Therium Access,
  • The Three Guineas Trust,
  • Tower Hill Trust,
  • Triangle Trust 1949 Fund,
  • The True Colours Trust,
  • Trust for London,
  • Tudor Trust,
  • Tuixen Foundation,
  • Two Magpies Fund,
  • Two Ridings Community Foundation,
  • Ulster Garden Villages,
  • United in Hammersmith & Fulham,
  • United St Saviour's Charity,
  • The Upholders’ Charity,
  • UPP Foundation,
  • Virgin Money Foundation,
  • Vision Foundation,
  • Wakefield and Tetley Trust,
  • Walton Charity,
  • Wates Family Charities,
  • Wembley National Stadium Trust,
  • West Midlands Police,
  • Westminster Amalgamated Charity,
  • Westminster City Council,
  • Westminster Foundation,
  • The Wharfedale Foundation,
  • William Grant Foundation,
  • Wiltshire Community Foundation,
  • Wimbledon Foundation,
  • The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust,
  • The Wolfson Foundation,
  • The Woodward Charitable Trust,
  • The Worshipful Company of Blacksmith,
  • The Worshipful Company of Bowyers, Bowyers Charitable Trust,
  • The Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants,
  • The Worshipful Company of Constructors,
  • Worshipful Company of Cooks,
  • The Worshipful Company of Coopers,
  • The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers,
  • The Worshipful Company of Distillers,
  • The Worshipful Company of Farmers,
  • Worshipful Company of Farriers,
  • The Worshipful Company of Feltmakers Charitable Foundation,
  • The Worshipful Company of Founders,
  • The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters,
  • The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers,
  • The Worshipful Company of Glovers,
  • Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre,
  • The Worshipful Company of Horners and The Horners Charity Fund,
  • The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists,
  • The Worshipful Company of Insurers,
  • Worshipful Company of International Bankers,
  • The Worshipful Company of Loriners,
  • Worshipful Company of Management Consultants Charitable Fund,
  • The Worshipful Company of Masons,
  • The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers,
  • The Worshipful Company of Paviors,
  • The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers Charitable Trust,
  • The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers,
  • The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals Charitable Trust,
  • The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights,
  • The Worshipful Company of Skinners,
  • The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers’ Charity,
  • The Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers,
  • The Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders,
  • The Worshipful Company of Turners,
  • Worshipful Company of Weavers,
  • The Worshipful Company of Woolmen,
  • The Yapp Charitable Trust,
  • Yorkshire Building Society,
  • Young Barnet Foundation,
  • Young Brent Foundation,
  • Young Camden Foundation,
  • Young Ealing Foundation,
  • Young Hammersmith & Fulham Foundation,
  • Young Harrow Foundation,
  • Young K&C,
  • Young Manchester,
  • Young Westminster Foundation,
  • Youth Futures Foundation,
  • and Youth Music.
  • Zing,