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News for November 2017

1st Day of Christmas - Bringing people together at Sutton Community Farm

Thursday, 30 November 2017

It was a cold November morning when my colleague Merlyn and I made our way from our office in Brixton to visit Charlotte, General Manager at the Sutton Community Farm . While the farm looked peaceful from afar, we soon noticed that the place was buzzing with activity. More than 20 volunt...

by Sophie Blank

Happy 12 Days of Christmas!

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

At The London Community Foundation, we know that small charities and groups can have a big impact. They are the glue that bonds communities together and foster a sense of belonging. These groups span the capital and deal with a range of issues – from tackling food poverty and hom...

by The London Community Foundation

Reflections on MOPAC's inaugural Victims' Summit

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Rosie presenting at the Victims' Summit
Rosie presenting at the Victims' Summit

Since 2015, the MOPAC (Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime) Victims' Fund has distributed nearly £2m to 43 organisations supporting women and girls who suffered from violence and abuse, as well as victims of hate and youth crime across London. The fund supports victims to co...

by Rosie Tharp


Monday, 27 November 2017

I am writing to let you know that Russell Delew is standing down as our Chief Executive. I would like to thank him for all his hard work and commitment on behalf of The London Community Foundation (LCF), particularly in relation to the fundraising and distribution of funds to survivors an...

by Francis Salway


Friday, 24 November 2017

Ever wondered how to make £400 in 3 hours? I’ll tell you…with popcorn! Allow me to explain. Pretty soon after I signed up to run the marathon for LCF, I set up my Virgin Giving Sponsorship page . I added my mugshot and wrote a little, “why you should sponsor m...

by Lauren Palmer

Meet Tim - our newest Trustee

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

This week, charities all over the UK celebrate Trustees’ Week – an annual event honouring the vital role of trustees in a charity’s day-to-day business. Volunteering their time, trustees are ultimately responsible for how a charity operates and make all the chief decis...

by Lana Jakilazek

Living Wage Week and the importance of tackling low pay

Friday, 10 November 2017

It is just over one year ago that we received our accreditation as a Living Wage Friendly Funder, having become a Living Wage Employer a few years earlier. We’ve joined more than 3,600 businesses across the UK that pay their staff the Living Wage to ensure a decent and healthy stand...

by Russell Delew

Celebrating Youth Work Week with Young Futures

Thursday, 09 November 2017

On a quiet residential street in North Lambeth, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Vauxhall, we met with Osman and Hywel from Young Futures to discuss the importance of their work with young care leavers. Going above and beyond the organisation’s contractual obligations, Youn...

by Sophie, Emma & Lana