Working with London's Third Sector
Team London works closely with London’s small charities and social enterprises. In the last few years, the sector has faced an ever-increasing demand for their services against challenging economic times and yet they have still delivered remarkable support to London’s communities.
We want to help you to continue to do this and have a range of free services on offer. This includes microsites and apps to help you recruit volunteers, grant funding and high-quality training for your staff and trustees. We hope these services can help your organisation to thrive.
We have two volunteering microsites and we help over 2,000 charities find the right people for their roles.
Our speed volunteering website can help you to find volunteers for one-off, short volunteering opportunities.
Our Team London website can help you find volunteers for all other occasions. We have a community of more than 150,000 volunteers raring to go.
As well as looking great and being easy to use, the many volunteers we have recruited via the service have been enthusiastic and reliable. It’s an essential part of our volunteer recruitment. Hayley Peters, Volunteering Development Manager, Teenage Cancer Trust
Team London Skill-UP
Team London Skill-UP matches staff from small charities with skilled business volunteer mentors to them develop their skills and become more efficient in their roles.
For a small charity we were lucky to be able to access such an important training module, brilliant material, and then have the support of a professional in the field to help us with any issues. Ashling Foat, Haringey Shed.
Trustees are critical to a charity’s success. We are passionate about ensuring trustees are properly supported in this role. To achieve this, we are working with Greater London Volunteering to offer the following free programmes:
- Introduction to Trusteeship
- Trustee Masterclass
- Trustee Conference
We're too small to be able to afford to send trustees on training, so to find this free conference was fantastic - and the quality of the speakers and workshop presenters means I’ve got some great new ideas to take back to my board, thank you! Delegate from 2015 Trustees Conference.
Measuring the Good
The first step to helping an organisation be more efficient is to focus on its mission and ensure it measures its results. This programme helps organisations do that by matching skilled volunteers to charities that want to better understand and communicate their impact.
Small Grants Innovation Fund
Small charities and community groups serve a critical role for all communities in London. We have allocated £100,000 to distribute as small grants to community groups and other third sector organisations.
Funding from Team London has allowed us to massively expand what we do. We’ve been able to offer more GoodGym sessions to more people than ever before, bringing hundreds of new Londoners into volunteering all across the capital. Ed Field, Partnerships Manager, GoodGym.
Partnerships between business and charities offer many benefits. These include skilled volunteers, increased resources, reduced costs, and new networking and fundraising opportunities. We connect businesses and charities with similar passions so both can benefit.
We are extremely proud to be Natixis Asset Management’s charity partner and already we’ve achieved a great deal together. From getting stuck in building a greenhouse on our roof garden, running marathons, supporting our annual summer event and donating computers through to advising on our strategy Natixis have really become part of the charity’s story, bringing with them a wealth of experience and skills. Pam Orchard, CEO, Providence Row.
If you would like to put your charity forward to a potential business partner, please request an application form.