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London Councils’ grant consultation

London Councils has announced that it has launched a consultation over the future of its Grants Programme.

People and organisations from across London are being invited to give their views on the next phase of the programme, which works to bring the capital’s boroughs together and support crucial public services. The programme is jointly funded by the City of London Corporation and the boroughs themselves, with both coming together to decide on its priorities.

The period that is being consulted on is the fund running from 2026 until 2030, with the current phase contributing more than £6 million to stop people becoming homeless, as well as those who at risk of facing domestic and sexual violence.

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Chair of the Grants Committee at London Councils, Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, said:

“The Grants Programme is a source of pride for London’s local Leaders, funding vital services for people who need specialist support and tackling some of the most pressing issues across London. The current programme is already making a difference for people who are homeless or those at risk from or who have been subjected to sexual and domestic abuse.

“The potential next cycle of the pan-London Grants Programme is due to start in April 2026 and we are keen to ensure that our planning takes proper account of the current and emerging needs of London’s residents, as well as the context local government is working in.

“This consultation will be vital in learning from and developing our relationship with partners in the voluntary and community sector. We look forward to working collaboratively and listening to feedback to ensure the Grants Programme adds value where Londoners need it most.”

As people respond to the consultation, which is open until the 4th June, they are being asked to consider what the most important needs are across the capital, as well as the context under which local councils are working such as financial pressure and increased demand.

 

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