Sport Relief and The Evening Standard Give Cash Boost To London's Poorest People10th August 2012
The Evening Standard’s Dispossessed Fund, managed by the London Community Foundation, has received a £1 million boost thanks to money raised during Sport Relief.
The cash will tackle poverty right across London by supporting the work of 66 grassroots groups who help the capital's poorest people.
The charities, which will receive grants ranging from £5,000 to £20,000, include innovative groups that help teenage girls resist gangs, provide legal services for the homeless and give respite breaks for disabled Londoners and their carers.
Kevin Cahill, chief executive of Comic Relief, said: “The work of the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund has been truly brilliant - small grants to diverse groups really can help transform lives. Comic Relief has been making grants in London for years and we know that giving £1 million from Sport Relief to the Fund will make a significant difference to those in need.
"The thousands of staff and readers who did their bit and raised money for Sport Relief show the commitment and dedication that Londoners have to the capital and those living here. I'm hugely proud that Comic Relief is supporting the Dispossessed Fund and hope Evening Standard readers are too.”