London Festival of Ideas


It’s time we create a better London, one that’s more equal, more connected and where everyone can take part. Today, partners are announcing a festival that will explore our individual and collective visions and plans for strong communities in London.

London Recovery Programme are inviting everyone to take part in the festival. Can you host an event, a conversation, an activity or a celebration that explores what makes strong communities in London?

They’ll be sharing a helpful toolkit on the 17th of May, holding information sessions and will open applications for small grants to informal groups or organisations with a turnover of less than £100k to host activity during the festival.

Register for an information session below or share your ideas for the festival.

Register 18 May 11-12:30

Register 25 May 15:00-16:30

For more information, email:, or read about their mission to Build Strong Communities.



17 May: Toolkit and small grant launch

18 + 25 May: Information sessions

28 June – 23 July: Festival

The festival is an opportunity to bring together London’s community and faith organisations, its activists and artists, its social businesses and civic universities, as well as the individuals and networks exploring new ways of caring for each other and the world around them.

Festival organisers

The festival is a partnership between Consortium, City Bridge Trust, Greater London Authority, King’s College London, Locality, London Boroughs Faiths Network, London Councils, London Funders, London Plus, Toynbee Hall, The Ubele Initiative.