Evening Standard launches fund to combat poverty in London
The Evening Standard has launched the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund, aimed at fighting poverty in London.
The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund is aiming to raise £1million to support the local groups who lift people out of poverty by targeting education, crime, health, and unemployment.
The newspaper will also match all donations using a unique Government matching scheme which would raise a total of more than £2 million.
Donations to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund are being collected by Community Foundation Network (CFN).
CFN will distribute monies received from the appeal to their partner charities in proportion to their capacity to match the donations with funds from the Government’s Grassroots Grants programme to be applied for the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund.
The partner charities have agreed to use these donations to address issues identified by the Evening Standard’s Dispossessed Campaign and to grant fund community organisations undertaking charitable work in London.
£1million from the fund will be distributed in small grants. It is available for charities who are working to tackle the causes of the poverty behind London’s Dispossessed. Not-for-profit voluntary and community groups are invited to apply for grants of between £250 and £5000.
Organisations interested in applying for funding can do so by clicking here.
For more information on the fund, please click here.