A Healthy City

Poverty hasn’t disappeared

  • 2x

    BAME Londoners are around twice as likely as white Londoners to think they will be doing worse financially as a result of COVID-19.

    (University of Essex, Institute for Social and Economic Research. (2020). Understanding Society: COVID-19 Study, 2020) 

  • 50%

    The bottom 50% of London households own just over 5% of London’s wealth, whereas the top 10% owns over half.

    (Trust for London, 2017)

  • 700k

    700,000 children, 1.4 million working-age adults and 200,000 pensioners in London are in poverty.

    (Trust for London, 2017)

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. 

2020 may have looked very different, with many events being virtual, but with a record number of businesses signing up, it was a success.

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 2021

Watch City Giving Day 2020: Highlights showreel

City Giving Day

The impact of our work

  • £300k

    This year an estimated £300,000+ was raised for charities and good causes.

  • 96%

    96% of the participating companies would recommend City Giving Day to others.

  • 72%

    72% of participating organisations said it helped promote and celebrate charitable activity.

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

Our event calendar

Get Involved

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

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