Greater London Authority has signed up to the London Funder statement
31 March 2020
The Greater London Authority has signed up to the London Funder statement, this is stating that we recognise that these are exceptional times and that grant delivery may be impacted (more information here).
The Greater London Authority will support you by:
- Adapting activities – we recognise that you may experience difficulties achieving some of the outputs or outcomes we previously agreed for your grant, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and would like to be able to maintain our grant payments to you at originally-agreed levels during this period. Please have a conversation with us if you are affected in this way;
- Discussing dates – we don’t want to add pressure, so if you think you will struggle to meet a reporting deadline please get in touch with us so that we can agree a more realistic time for you to get things to us, wherever possible;
- Financial flexibility – we know you may need to use your funding to help cover sickness, purchase equipment, or deliver services differently, and we will be reasonable if you need to move money between budget headings, to ensure your work can continue; and
- Listening to you – we are here if you want to talk to us about the situation you’re facing, but we’ll wait for you to call us so that these conversations are at the right time for you.
We also recognise that there may be further shocks to the system caused by COVID-19 that may impact on your other income streams or require a more urgent response from funders. We commit to publishing any news on emergency funding on the London Funders web page so you can see all available programmes in one place here.
*This does not apply to commissioned services or contracts where there will be separate discussions between commissioners and provider organisations.