EA London

Effective Altruism London is a community of people who are willing to help one another and collectively work towards a better world. Our members are from all walks of life and have a wide range of personal beliefs – what unites us is our desire to be more effective in how we do good.

To support your altruistic goals, we:

  • Host events and make connections to help improve understanding of causes and enable you to make better altruistic decisions

  • Offer support throughout your personal moral journey, and friendship with like-minded people

Whether you’re just beginning to discover effective altruism or have known about it for a while, we’re here to help. Join us in doing good better and have fun along the way!


A budding community

The London launch event in March 2012 was organised by Sam Hilton, with speakers from Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Action for Happiness and Giving What We Can.

Soon after, we had our first EA meetup in London. These monthly meetups have been ongoing to introduce those who are new to EA. Our group evolved from casual meetups to more structured ones, including cause and career groups and 1-1 support.

In 2016 Sam took a year out to set up EA London as a registered charity and work as a full time community organiser inspiring many people to give more effectively and to choose higher impact careers. 

At the end of 2017 enough money was raised to fund Holly and David working on EA London part time as Sam went back into the civil service.

In 2019 we were funded by a grant from CEA for David to work on community building full time.

EA London is still a new community. We welcome anyone interested in being impact-oriented and cares about doing good to join our community. 

Connect with us if you are interested in: 

  • learning more about effective altruism

  • finding out what actions you can take to increase your impact

  • getting involved in our activities and projects

  • exploring other aspects of effective altruism

Come along to our next event to meet other like-minded people. Or drop us a message

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