For start-ups and businesses that are addressing social issues, it really is worth signing up to the Redbridge CVS weekly email. It includes local community news and up to date funding opportunities. Contact Colin@Redbridgecvs.net to go on the list.
Here’s a link to the RCVS website with funding information: http://www.redbridgecvs.net/your-organisation/funding
For statistics on Redbridge, to help with your business plan and possible grant applications click here