Campaign group Generation Rent – which is struggling for financial survival – has been given £45,000 so that it can fight for rent controls.
The money is from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, to boost Generation Rent’s campaign ahead of the London Assembly elections in May.
However, it has been given separately from the organisation’s current fund-raising drive for its own existence.
Generation Rent has been using crowdfunding to raise £60,000 by the end of this month.
Yesterday, with only 14 days to go, it had reached £11,785.
Generation Rent launched its crowdfunding campaign after the Nationwide Foundation – a charitable fund set up by the lender – pulled the plug on making further donations.
Betsy Dillner, director at Generation Rent, said: “As the Joseph Rowntree Foundation grant is intended for a particular campaign, it does not count towards our wider crowdfunding effort. It is nevertheless a huge boost to our organisation.”