Royal London Foundation

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, we offer £5,000 grants to support the core work of community groups nominated by members – because of you we were able to give a total of £350,000 to 70 great organisations across the UK in 2018! We’ve also made some changes to improve the Foundation even further this 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, including how to nominate your local organisation, below.

Royal London Foundation 2019: nominations now open

Nominate a local not-for-profit organisation to receive funding from us – don't forget, nominations close on 12 June! 

Find out more about nominating about Royal London Foundation 2019: nominations now open

The Royal London Foundation is changing

We're widening the threshold for applications and introducing continuation grants so we can offer even more support. 

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

The organisations making a difference

Find out about some of the organisations we’ve granted funding to, and how they’re helping people in need. 

Learn about the work of local organisations about The organisations making a difference

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. 

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