A Healthy City

Poverty hasn’t disappeared

  • 41%

    4 in every 10 people living in London (41%) have an income below what is needed for a minimum standard
    of living.


  • 76%

    76% of London businesses think that at least some of their employees have direct experience of poverty.


  • 53%

    53% of children living in London are in households with incomes below what they need for a decent living standard, compared to 42% in the UK.


How are we changing that?

Our initiatives

City Giving Day

Every year City Giving Day celebrates the value of the City to society and shows how businesses can make a difference, as part of our bid to create a fair society. 

It champions activities - whether corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, or volunteering initiatives - that companies undertake to support charity, society, the community and the environment in which they work. 

How does it work?

    City Giving Day Register your organisation
    Digital Resources How to get started and promote your event

Take part in an event

A unique annual event celebrating volunteering and philanthropy


Your business can create its own day of activity:

  • Fundraising events (cycle challenges, bake sales)
  • Showcasing the work of your charity partners
  • Volunteering with charity partners or running mentoring sessions for charities or young people.

Or take part in one of these City Giving Day events organised by The Lord Mayor’s Appeal:

Download our City Giving Day Guide

City Giving Day 2021 highlights video

Roll of Honour 2022

City Giving Day

The impact of our work

  • £500K

    Estimated £500,000 raised for charities and good causes.

  • 95%

    95% of organisations would recommend City Giving Day to others.

  • 75%

    75% of organisations said that City Giving Day inspired employees to fundraise and/or volunteer.

City Giving Day

City Stories

City Stories template

Get Involved

With your support, we can make an unprecedented change to help one million people thrive.

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