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Eligibility

Can your organisation apply for our funding?

Please read this information carefully before you apply for funding. London Councils will not assess funding proposals from any organisation that does not meet the conditions listed on this page.

We will only fund organisations that are:

Not for profit

We cannot fund organisations that make a profit. However, we can fund social enterprises and other organisations that generate surpluses, as long as the organisation’s governing documents show that the surplus must be reinvested. This must be reflected in the accounts the organisation gives us.

Constituted 

Organisations we fund must have a constitution or governing document that has been formally adopted by the organisation, is signed and dated, and defines how the organisation will operate. A governing document can be a written constitution, Memorandum and Articles of Association of a company. Activities outlined in a funding application can not be outside the remit of the organisation as set out in their constitution.

Able to work across more than one London borough

The legislation that governs the operation of the Grants Scheme only allows us to fund organisations that deliver services in more than one London borough.

Financially solvent

Organisations funded by us must not have liabilities that are more than their current assets.

Not a public or local authority body

The legislation that governs the operation of the Grants Scheme does not allow us to fund public bodies such as NHS trusts, local authorities, state schools or colleges.

Going to use our funding only for services they will provide within Greater London

The legislation that governs the operation of the Grants Scheme provides that funding given to us by the London boroughs must benefit people who live in the capital.