English Key to Integration

Team London Small Grants

Funding Available £5,000 - £10,000
Application Deadline Applications closed 20 August 2018

We are offering grants of £5,000 - £10,000 to community groups, small charities and voluntary sector organisations to run volunteering projects that bring Londoners together and lead to improvements in social integration. 

The projects can focus on any area of volunteering or social action but should help people from different groups of society (differentiated by communities, identities or interests) to have more opportunities to connect with each other positively and meaningfully. 

The Team London Small Grants will fund projects which: 

  • Help people to have more opportunities to connect with each other positively and meaningfully, through volunteering on community activities, taking part in social action, or both.
  • Create an environment where people find it easy and beneficial to meet others from different backgrounds, creating connections not divisions.

The small grants will provide a source of income for smaller organisations to meet local needs which may not meet the criteria for larger-scale funding.

Social integration is the extent to which people positively interact and connect with others who are different to themselves. It is determined by the level of equality between people, the nature of their relationships, and their degree of participation in the communities in which they live.

The Mayor’s vision for social integration in London is for:

  • improvements in relationships
  • participation
  • equality
  • evidence based interventions – so that we can measure, evaluate and share findings on the state of social integration

The three first elements shape the extent and quality of interactions and connections between Londoners from different backgrounds, reinforcing each other. They are therefore essential to social integration. 

We are supporting proposals which help people from different groups of society (differentiated by communities, identities or interests) to have more opportunities to connect with each other positively and meaningfully. This should happen through volunteering and lead to improvements in social integration for London communities. Projects could include group activities, taking part in social action, or both. 

F​​unding for our 2019 Small Grants will be open in due course. Please sign up to our charity newsletter if you'd like to be kept up to date.