Always thought you didn't have enough time to volunteer? Think again: new grants from City Hall have been targeted at schemes that allow Londoners to give time informally and at short notice.
£100,000 has been awarded to 16 projects across the city, that are helping others and/or making the capital a nicer place. If you'd like to dabble in doing good, how about Haringey MENCAP where you can volunteer two to six hours? Or GoodGym, where you can get fit while helping others — it doesn't need to be regular thing, you can do one-off 'missions'. And if it's the signing up that's putting you off, Team London can put you in touch with a charity in minutes.
Other projects that got money include Brixton People's Kitchen, which uses unsold food from local greengrocers and markets to make meals for deprived communities and estates. Deen City Farm, Sutton Community Farm and Cordwainers Grow want your green fingers and Create London's project to bring back hop picking to the East End sounds right up our street.
Want to know more? These projects and more are all available to explore on Team London's website.