"We stand with the sector" - funder response to Covid-19

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We stand together with all those working with vulnerable communities, acknowledging the impact Covid-19 may have on our grantees, groups & civil society organisations. Please read below a joint statement of support from all of us London Funders:

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.

 
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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 on the London Funders 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.

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.

Signatories

  • A New Direction
  • Access to Justice Foundation
  • The Alan & Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund
  • Alex Ferry Foundation
  • Allen and Overy
  • Allen Lane Foundation
  • Allia
  • The Ashden Trust
  • The Badur Foundation
  • Barrow Cadbury Trust
  • Battersea Power Station Foundation
  • BBC Children in Need
  • Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation
  • The Berkeley Foundation
  • The Berkshire Communtiy Foundation
  • Bloomberg
  • The Bromley Trust
  • Buzzacott Stuart Defries Memorial Fund
  • CAF Venturesome
  • Camden Giving
  • Chandler Foundation
  • The Childhood Trust
  • City Bridge Trust
  • Cloudesley
  • Comic Relief
  • Commonweal Housing
  • Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside
  • Co-op Foundation
  • Corra Foundation
  • Coyler Fergusson Charitable Trust
  • Cripplegate Foundation
  • CriSeren Foundation
  • The Deptford Challenge Trust
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Do IT Foundation
  • Dr Edwards & Bishop King's Fulham Charity
  • Dulverton Trust
  • DWF Foundation
  • The Dunhill Medical Trust
  • East End Community Foundation
  • Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
  • Essex Community Foundation
  • The Fore
  • Four Acre Trust
  • Friends Provident Foundation
  • The Fund for Global Human Rights,
  • The Funding Network,
  • The Gatsby Charitable Foundation
  • The Glass-House Trust
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • The Goldsmiths' Company Charity
  • Greater London Authority
  • Greggs Foundation
  • The Grocers Charity
  • Guy's and St Thomas' Charity
  • Hammersmith United Charities
  • Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation
  • The Harpur Trust
  • Heathrow Community Trust
  • Hertfordshire Community Foundation
  • Homeless Link
  • Hospice UK
  • Idlewild Trust
  • Imperial Health Charity
  • The Indigo Trust
  • Islington Giving
  • Isla Foundation
  • Jack Petchey Foundation
  • The JJ Charitable Trust
  • Joffe Trust
  • John Ellerman Foundation
  • John Lyon's Charity
  • John Moores Foundation
  • Joseph Levy Foundation
  • Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
  • The Kay Kendall Leukaemia Foundation
  • Kensington & Chelsea Foundation
  • KPMG Foundation
  • Lankelly Chase
  • Laureus
  • Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund
  • The Legal Education Foundation
  • 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 Redbridge
  • London Borough of Southwark
  • London Catalyst
  • London Community Foundation
  • London Councils Grants Committee
  • London Legal Support Trust
  • London Sport
  • London Youth
  • Luminate
  • The Mark Leonard Trust
  • Mayor of London
  • The Mercers' Company (and the charities of which it is trustee)
  • Metropolitan Migration Foundation
  • Mind
  • MOPAC
  • The Nationwide Foundation
  • Nesta
  • Oglesby Charitable Trust
  • Oxfordshire Community Foundation
  • Paddington Development Trust
  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation
  • Pears Foundation
  • People’s Health Trust
  • Peter Minet Trust
  • PH Holt Foundation
  • The Rank Foundation
  • Rosa Fund
  • Royal Borough of Kingston
  • The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trust
  • Seafarers UK
  • Segelman Trust
  • Sir John Cass's Foundation
  • Sir Walter St John's Educational Charity
  • Social Investment Business
  • Smallwood Trust
  • Sporting Capital
  • St George the Martyr Charity
  • St Giles Parochial Charities
  • St Martin's Charity
  • The Staples Trust
  • Steve Morgan Foundation
  • Sussex Community Foundation
  • Synchronicity Earth
  • Team London Bridge
  • The Tedworth Trust
  • The Three Guineas Trust
  • Triangle Trust 1949 Fund
  • The True Colours Trust
  • Trust for London
  • Tudor Trust
  • Two Ridings Community Foundation
  • United in Hammersmith & Fulham
  • United St Saviour's Charity
  • Virgin Money Foundation
  • Vision Foundation
  • Wakefield and Tetley Trust
  • Walton Charity
  • Wembley National Stadium Trust
  • Westminster City Council
  • Westminster Foundation
  • The Wharfedale Foundation
  • William Grant Foundation
  • Wiltshire Community Foundation
  • Wimbledon Foundation
  • The Wolfson Foundation
  • The Woodward Charitable Trust
  • The Yapp Charitable Trust
  • 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
  • Youth Music
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