Funders and Partners

Our work is made possible by the generous support, advice and funding of various partners in our community. We are grateful for the support of the following businesses, foundations, trusts, community organisations and local authorities.

Garfield Weston Foundation

Garfield Weston Foundation are one of South London Cares amazing core supporters. They have invested in our Social Clubs, Love Your Neighbour and outreach programmes, and they also support our sister charity North London Cares. We're so grateful for their support.


Nesta is an innovation charity that helps people and organisations bring new ideas to life. Through their Centre for Social Action Fund, they support South London Cares with funding for delivery, evaluation, development and growth - so we can help as many people as possible. Their support continues with the Accelerating Ideas project. 

Big Lottery

In partnership with Nesta, the Big Lottery Fund is supporting South London Cares with multi-year funding to help our older neighbours live healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Octopus Giving

Octopus Giving, the charitable arm of Octopus investments, supports South London Cares with a generous annual donation, staff support and additional creative interventions. We're so grateful for all their amazing support.

Mercer's Company

Mercer's Company is supporting South London Cares through a generous grant to deliver and develop our work and our model over three years, starting in 2015. We are proud of our partnership with Mercer's Company and its symbol of a modern London in tune with its long and rich heritage.

Southwark Council

Southwark Council supports SLC through its Adult Innovation Fund and its Joint Securities Initiative.

London Catalyst

London Catalyst is an independent grant making trust which has provided funding to not-for-profit projects in the capital since 1873. South London Cares is proud to have their support for our Winter Wellbeing project.

London Community Foundation

The London Community Foundation manages South London Cares' grants from Comic Relief / Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund, and our grant from the Lambeth and Southwark Happiness and Wellbeing Fund and Elephant and Castle Fund. We are grateful for all the support they have shown South London Cares so far.

Team London Bridge

Team London Bridge, at the heart of our historic community, began supporting South London Cares in summer 2016 with a brand new partnership through their Building Futures Fund. Together, TLB and SLC will develop new corporate partnerships, recruit more volunteers and deliver exciting social clubs in our shared patch.

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank support South London Cares' social clubs in Southwark and Lambeth through their community fund, managed by London Community Foundation. We're chuffed to have their support.

United St Saviour's

United St Saviour's are a local grant giving charity supporting organisations working in Southwark and North Bermondsey. They kindly support our social clubs in Elephant, Walworth and Bermondsey, as well as some of our trips out.

The Funding Network and BeyondMe

The Funding Network and BeyondMe very kindly supported the Winter Wellbeing project 2016/17 at The Multiplier. This is a live crowdfunding event to encourage, engage and empower City professionals to multiply their support for social change projects on the BeyondMe portfolio.

Comic Relief

Comic Relief support North London Cares and South London Cares through their Core Strength Programme. They are investing for two years in the leadership of our model. We're very grateful for their support and belief. 


At the beginning of 2017, we formed a new partnership with consultancy firm AlixPartners. Not only has AlixPartners committed long-term funding to help us reach out to even more older neighbours, but their team also volunteer and support us through various fundraising initiatives, including half marathons and individual donations. After a bright start, we can’t wait to see what else the partnership has in store. 

Living in Camden or Islington? Check out our sister charity North London Cares