A Healthy City

Poverty hasn’t disappeared

  • 10%

    10% of low income Londoners have less than £3 per day to spend on breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • 13%

    13% of Londoners said they were not able to keep their home warm enough in winter.

  • 8,000

    More than 8,000 people sleep rough on the streets of London each year.

How are we changing that?

Our initiatives

City Giving Day

As part of our commitment to create a fair society, City Giving Day is a unique event which unites businesses in the City and beyond by celebrating the positive impact they have for their charity partners and their local communities, through fundraising and volunteering.

Since its launch in 2015, City Giving Day has grown year on year with 526 companies involved in 2022. Our aim is to inspire even more organisations to get involved in 2023, not only in London but in other cities around the UK.

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

Roll of Honour 2023

City Giving Day: 2022 Highlights

City Giving Day

The impact of our work

  • £510K

    An estimated £510,000 raised for charities and good causes.

  • 64%

    64% of organisations said that City Giving Day helped to promote/celebrate their charitable activity.

  • 72%

    72% of organisations said that City Giving Day inspired employees to fundraise and/or volunteer.

City Giving Day

Upcoming Events

Select an event to learn more or register your interest.

Visit our event calendar to find out more about all the upcoming events across The Lord Mayor’s Appeal and our initiatives.

Our event calendar

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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