Royal London Foundation
The Royal London Foundation helps members support the local not-for-profit organisations that make a difference in your communities.
We’re changing how the Foundation runs this year so we can immediately support local charities and organisations providing vital help to people during the coronavirus outbreak. We will not be asking members to nominate local causes, but will instead donate funds of £400,000 to the National Emergencies Trust. Read our Q&A to find out more about our decision and how the funding will be used.
About the Foundation
Across the UK, not-for-profit organisations are working hard to help others and change lives. The Royal London Foundation was established in 2011 to mark our 150th anniversary, giving donations to community groups nominated by our members. Through the Foundation, we’re able to support the often unsung heroes whose work makes such a big difference to some of the most vulnerable people in your communities.
Supporting local organisations
We re-launched the Foundation in 2017 after engaging members in a review, where you told us you wanted to support smaller, local causes. When we launched, we worked with our partner UK Community Foundations (UKCF) to identify examples of organisations around the country that would benefit from our help.
Every year, the Foundation offers awards of £5,000 to support the core work of community groups nominated by members. We support organisations that have a local impact, rather than ones that operate nationally, and that fit within our theme of supporting people with a chronic or long-term condition. Because of you, we were able to give £338,000 to 66 local organisations in 2019!
We also made some changes to improve the Foundation even further last year, including widening our application criteria to reach more brilliant organisations and introducing continuation funding. You can find out about all of this and more below.
Royal London Foundation 2020: supporting the fight against coronavirus
We’re changing how the Foundation runs this year so we can immediately support local charities and organisations providing vital help to people during the coronavirus outbreak.
Royal London Foundation stories
Because of your nominations, we’ve been able to provide funding to so many incredible organisations doing valuable work across the UK.
The Foundation is changing
We've widened the threshold for applications and introduced continuation grants so we can offer even more support.
How to get more involved in your local community
There are lots of easy ways to support your community, from volunteering to helping out a local school, or visiting an elderly neighbour.