Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund
London is a shameful tale of two cities. In the richest capital in Europe almost half our children live below the poverty line.
These children and their families - the Dispossessed - are cut off from the life most Londoners take for granted. As London's paper, the Evening Standard believes it is important to champion their cause.
The Evening Standard Fund for The Dispossessed has been set up to fight poverty - and we want you to help to fight the causes behind The Dispossessed.
Since the launch of the Dispossessed in July 2010, grants of £4.57 million have been given out to 649 groups, improving the lives of an estimated 100,000 Londoners. The scale of the giving is unprecedented and unmatched by any other newspaper.
Closed for applications
The Red Nose Day/ESDF grants round has now closed. Details about future grants rounds will be announced on this website later in 2013.
Please click here for a full list of grants awarded through the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund (ESDF).
Please click here for details of where funding for the ESDF has come from.
Make a donation
Donate nowHundreds of incredible charities across London are fighting the causes of The Dispossessed. Together they are tackling the grinding poverty that blights the city. But these charities need help. The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund has already raised £10.4million with your donations and help from the Government's match funding to support the local heroes who lift people out of poverty by targeting education, crime, health, and unemployment. If you care about London, dig deep and donate!
Get involved by pledging money now.
Donations to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund are being collected by UK Community Foundations (UKCF), registered charity No 1004630. UKCF will distribute monies received from the appeal to their partner charities who have agreed to use these donations to address issues identified by the Evening Standard's Dispossessed Campaign and to grant fund community organisations undertaking charitable work in London.