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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
Advocacy on 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
Universal Credit should simplify the welfare system. But evidence suggests that too many claimants are struggling. We funded new research from @WeAreBrightBlue on how the system can be improved for everyone https://bit.ly/2F969oa19 Mar 2019
A new report we funded from @Gingerbread Our new report showed that a lack of advertised flexible vacancies, low pay and a lack of childcare are significant barriers to single parents’ participation in apprenticeship and traineeship schemes https://bit.ly/2HCL5cx19 Mar 2019
“Just 1 in 20 private tenants who complain to their council about poor living conditions gets protection from a revenge eviction by their landlord.” @genrentuk https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/mar/18/tenants-in-england-not-being-protected-from-revenge-evictions-study-finds …18 Mar 2019