Mission and Governance
We are a charitable organisation that exists to reduce poverty and inequality in London. We do this by funding the voluntary and community sector and others, as well as by using our own expertise and knowledge to support work that tackles poverty and its root causes. We recognise the freedom and responsibility that spring from our endowment and our independence from Government or vested interests. We seek to use this freedom to be creative and innovative and to take risks in responding to new or unpopular issues. We accept our responsibility to act with integrity and transparency.
We are committed to working in an approachable and accessible way, listening to and learning from those that we fund. We believe that commissioning research can improve understanding of the causes and effects of poverty and inequality in London. We look to partnerships, particularly with other funders, to help us to increase the impact of our work. In all we do, we expect our Trustees and staff to work ethically, collaboratively and with open minds.
Trust for London is a registered charity No. 205629, administered by Trust for London Trustee (a company limited by guarantee No. 5258789 and a registered charity No. 1107172). Registered Office: 4 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4UP.
Ultimate decision-making at Trust for London is the responsibility of the Trustee Board whose members are nominated for initial five-year terms. Efforts are made to ensure we have a wide range of experience and backgrounds on the Board.
The Board has a number of standing committees dealing with specific aspects of our work including grants, asset allocation, estate, finance & resources and investment.
From our Twitter
Our next funding deadline is 1pm, 2 June We recommend taking a look at our info page on #COVID19 before making an application. This also includes details on the London Community Response fund, co-ordinated by @LondonFunders , for #CrisisResponse grants: https://bit.ly/3fR8Jkr pic.twitter.com/a1HTR6ECrN14 May 2020
“... #COVID19 is not an equalising virus, because it has a disproportionate effect on poorer communities & ethnic minorities. So it’s right that we are a central part of London’s outbreak management plan" Mayor of #Newham @rokhsanafiaz @NewhamLondon https://bit.ly/2Xz8T7m30 May 2020
"Working women have led the fight against #COVID19 but millions of them are stuck in lowpaid & insecure jobs. As we emerge from this crisis we need a reckoning on how we value & reward women's work" @FrancesOGrady @The_TUC 50 years on from #EqualPayAct https://bit.ly/2ZO69Ws29 May 2020
As part of the Funders for Race Equality Alliance, we're looking for a consultant to carry out a mapping of the #RaceEquality sector, in order to get a better understanding of the sector & its players to support it to thrive @EquallyOurs Deadline 26 June, more details below https://twitter.com/EquallyOurs/status/1266326174856331266 …29 May 2020