Propel is and has always been about collaboration – recognising that the challenges we face are too big for any funder, charity or community to tackle alone. Our shared ambition is to build collaborations that draw on the strengths and assets of us all so that, together, we can tackle the issues facing London. Propel is about giving the capital’s civil society and communities the flexibility and capacity to explore, develop and lead collaborative ways of tackling some of London’s biggest challenges.

Propel will prioritise the communities experiencing structural inequality and the civil society groups that are best placed to make change happen. As a starting point, funding will focus on three ‘missions’ set out by the London Recovery Board, the body which guides the capital’s post-covid recovery – mentoring and activities for young people, providing support for people experiencing financial hardship, and building strong communities.

Propel is being supported by a growing list of funders, powered by London Funders. We are encouraging more funders to get involved in this ongoing collaboration to give London’s communities the long-term support needed to drive change in the capital. If you’re a funder who is interested in getting involved, email the London Funders team:

Apply for funding in the following priority areas here >

A New Deal for Young People

Enabling more disadvantaged young people to benefit from quality mentoring and youth activities and powering systemic change and sustainability within the youth sector.

Building Strong Communities

All Londoners will have access to community resources, ensuring they can volunteer, get support and build strong community networks.

Robust Safety Net

Ensuring every Londoner is able to access the support they need to prevent or alleviate financial hardship and building a strong and sustainable advice sector.