London Community Response Learning Reports

Through the London Community Response – an unprecedented funder collaboration - 67 funders came together to support London's civil society through the covid-19 crisis. Over one year on (with funding transitioning towards recovery). Here's what we have learned so far...

Supported by the City Bridge Trust, Greater London Authority, London Community Foundation, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and United St Saviour's Charity, London Funders has commissioned Reos and The Social Investment Consultancy to evaluate the effectiveness of the London Community Response.

What have we learned? What do we need to un-learn? What would we do differently if there is a 'next time'?

Launched at our Festival of Learning, here are our final learning reports on equity, scenario-planning, processes and delivering differently: 

  • Click here for 'Learnings from the London Community Response’s equity-centred grantmaking during covid-19'. Here are two further case studies on equity-centred grantmaking.
  • Click here for 'Scenarios for London’s communities in 2023 and implications for funders'
  • Click here for 'Recommendations for improving the processes behind funder collaboration' 
  • Click here for 'How civil society delivered differently, and how funders need to support groups in the future'