The Resilience Fund is the Mayor’s £1 million innovation programme to support London’s businesses and community groups to emerge stronger from the current coronavirus crisis, and to ensure the capital is better prepared for future emergencies.Supported by the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), the fund will support the designing and testing of innovations with grants of up to £30,000, that:
Build digital tools to help London emerge from the current crisis, and fare better during future stresses and shocks.Help small businesses and community organisations to adapt and diversifyCreate positive social change that addresses London’s major stresses – from inequality to food insecurity and poor health and wellbeing.
Businesses, social enterprises and community groups will be matched with tech innovators who will help them find new ways of delivering their products and services to keep up with the accelerated pace of change after the pandemic and to improve their own resilience to future shocks.
Grants of up to £30,000 will be available to support designing and testing these innovations. The first stage is to make sure we’re addressing the most important challenges facing London, and finding the right partners for the fund – what we call our ‘resilience partners’.
Almost any type of organisation can apply to become a resilience partner and submit a challenge, including: London boroughs, business improvement districts, community groups, social enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses and charities.Applications are now open: www.tech.london/resilience