The Mayor is offering £600,000 over three years to improve social networks, reduce isolation, and bring children and families together. The London Family Fund will award grants of up to £85,000 to innovative projects that promote social integration in London.

Having children is something many people have in common and we want to build on this shared experience. This will help more Londoners to develop meaningful and lasting relationships with each other, no matter their ethnicity, disability, income or social class.

The fund will encourage families from diverse backgrounds to come together for mutual support and a common purpose. It will help them to build more diverse networks with families from different backgrounds. This will include with local families who may otherwise face loneliness or disadvantage.

The fund will:

  • support projects working with hundreds of London’s families to increase social integration
  • generate more diverse social networks, reduce parental isolation and loneliness, and improve the wellbeing of children
  • share and promote best practice in the family services and early years sectors

The London Family Fund is part of the Mayor’s strategy to make the capital a more socially integrated city. Read more about the Mayor’s strategy for social integration.

The Mayor is looking to fund projects that are innovative. Bids will be encouraged from parenting organisations, local community groups, early years providers, family services and others who want to promote greater social integration among parents and families.

The deadline for initial applications (expressions of interest) is noon, 27 April 2018.