The October Club

Who they support

The funding is for a transformational project based across several UK regions.

  • The average annual spending of grantees has been £2 million
  • The average age of charities supported has been 14 years.

Grant criteria

For 33 years our committee have chosen a charity for which the funds raised will prove transformational. We have now raised over £13 million with substantial benefits to the charities we have supported including kick-starting groundbreaking research, raising profiles and enabling brave expansion plans. It is our goal to help innovative fledgling charities achieve that next level. The October Club Dinner, attended by approximately 400 largely City-based individuals, is the City’s Equity Business “Trade association event”. A pre-sold out event every year, previously attended by HRH The Duke of Cambridge, to receive an invitation is something quite special. This year's dinner will be on Wednesday 13th October 2021 at The Savoy.

Grant details

Typically £500,000+ We fund small and growing charities with voluntary income of between £500,000 and £2.5m per annum. The funding is for a transformational project based across several UK regions. The funds must be used within 3 years.

Application procedure

Online, November-February each year

Analysis of Grants Made
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In this period 3 donations have been made totalling £2,490,000 to 3 organisations

Where are the Beneficiaries?
How big are the Recipients? ?
Which activities are being funded?
How old were the charities when supported?
Growth in Spending
(per annum over last 3 years)
Main Overlaps with other Grant Makers ?
By ValueBy Number
The National Lottery Community Fund 72% 67%
Garfield Weston Foundation 64% 67%
The Tudor Trust 36% 33%
The EQ Foundation 36% 33%
Innox Foundation 36% 33%
Greater London Authority 36% 33%
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust 36% 33%
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales 36% 33%
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation 36% 33%
City Bridge Trust 36% 33%
Sole supporter: 0% by number, 0% by value.
Individual Grants Made
When Amount Annual
Grantee To be used for
31/10/2021 £908,000 £628,764 THE CARES FAMILY LIMITED
31/10/2020 £690,000 £574,778 JAMES PLACE CHARITY
31/10/2019 £892,000 £2,204,908 SPINAL INJURIES ASSOCIATION
Cumulative Grants
Amount Grantee

Data sourced via 360 Giving

Our Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
Scottish Charity Regulator
Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
360 Giving

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