London Festival of Ideas: Your Vision for Strong Communities

Friday, 30 April, 2021

London Festival of Ideas: Your vision for strong communities. 

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

London Plus are inviting everyone to take part in the festival. What can you do?

You can host an event, a conversation, an activity or a celebration that explores what makes strong communities in London. 

Information Sessions and Links:

London Plus will 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.

Or to outline your ideas for the festival visit:

For more information, email:

Timeline and Important Dates:

  • 17th May: Toolkit and small grant launch
  • 18th + 25th May: Information sessions 
  • 28th June - 23th 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.


London Borough of RedbridgeNHS Redbridge Clinical Commissioing GroupCity of LondonLondon CouncilsMayor of LondonSkills Funding Agency  Big Lottery