We have seven funding programmes:
Good homes & neighbourhoods
Funding for advocacy work on housing issues and housing legal advice at a specialist level.
Progression routes out of low-paid work; specialist employment legal advice; advocacy on employment issues and capacity-building.
Decent living standards
Welfare reform, the cost of living, and public attitudes to poverty. Representation and strategic legal action in social welfare law.
Advocacy work on understanding and reducing income and wealth inequality in London.
Pathways to settlement
Specialist immigration legal advice and advocacy work on the immigration system and pathways to citizenship.
Funding for second-tier and specialist organisations to help other organisations develop their skills.
Small grants for small groups with an annual income under £100,000. Funding for campaigning, advice and community activities in isolated areas.
From our Twitter
It is important to #knowthedifference between the "Real Living Wage" and the "National Living Wage". The "National Living Wage" is a rebrand of the "minimum wage", but is not calculated according to what people need to live. The full figures are in this table from @LivingWageUK pic.twitter.com/LvHTcji6sg25 Jul 2018
We have funded publications about London's social issues. Want to find out about... - Council Tax Reform? - Temporary Accommodation Boards? -Single Parent sanctions? Check out these papers here: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/publications/14 Aug 2018
Different regions in London have different social issues which their residents are more likely to struggle with. Look at how different parts of London compare here: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/boroughs/overview-of-london-boroughs/ …13 Aug 2018
Moving on Up is an Initiative which we are working on with @BTEG_LDN It is trying to increase the employment opportunities of young black men. Part of the focus is on financial sector jobs. Read about some of the initiative's recent findings here: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/publications/moving-young-black-men-londons-financial-sector-aspirations-and-experiences/ …13 Aug 2018
It is not right for people to work full time and still not have enough money to get by. But 1 in 5 of London's jobs are low-paid, meaning that they earn less than the real living wage. We need more employers to pay their workers enough for them to live on.13 Aug 2018