Propel partners

Propel is a collaboration made up of funders of different sizes and sectors – both public and corporate as well as independent foundations.

Funding partners work together on a range of areas across the Propel collaboration, from developing shared reporting frameworks and assessing applications to ensuring the strategic development of the collaboration is rooted in equity and justice.

Propel funding partners might be contributing funding and/or their time, resources and expertise to the development of the collaboration. We welcome more funders to get on board – be that by contributing financially or with time, connections or expertise. If you are a funder who is keen to get involved, please get in touch with the London Funders’ team.

Funding partners

City Bridge Foundation

City of London

John Lyon’s Charity

The London Legal Support Trust

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund

The Mayor of London

Equity partners

Propel prioritises the communities who experience structural inequality and the civil society groups who are best placed to make change happen, supporting them to develop and lead collaborative approaches that tackle some of London’s biggest issues. 

To enable Propel to do this, we proactively seek and support the engagement of equity infrastructure organisations.

Equity partners engage with Propel at all levels, including:

  • Deepening our shared understanding of the Propel principles
  • Advising on strategy and programme priorities
  • Co-designing processes
  • Reaching out and supporting equity-led organisations to apply
  • Training those who assess applications on equity-related issues
  • Reviewing application data and identifying gaps
  • Advising on decision-making if requested
  • Participating in ongoing learning about how systemic change happens.

Equity partners are funded through London Funders to participate in the Propel partnership.

HEAR Network

Inclusion London


The Ubele Initiative

Women’s Resource Centre