Royal London Foundation

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The Royal London Foundation helps members support the local not-for-profit organisations that make a difference in your communities.

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.

Nominations for 2020 will open on 30 March. 

Our 2019 grants

We gave £338,000 to 66 local organisations in 2019, plus we've announced our 10 continuation grants!

Read about our 2019 grants about Our 2019 grants

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.

Hear stories from local organisations about Royal London Foundation stories

The Foundation is changing

We've widened the threshold for applications and introduced continuation grants so we can offer even more support. 

Discover the changes we've made about The Foundation is changing

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. 

Find out how you can help your community about How to get more involved in your local community