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: 6 Middle Street, London EC1A 7PH.
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
Private renting must be regulated properly to be a viable option for households who are struggling. Many landlords want to do the right thing, but need Govt led support to make this easier. Read about our work on the private rental sector here: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/issues/housing/private-rented-sector/ …17 Dec 2018
Everyone deserves somewhere that they can safely call home. But housing is increasingly unaffordable for many ordinary Londoners. We need to build significantly more social and affordable homes to help lift millions of Londoners out of poverty.16 Dec 2018
This study spoke to young black men searching for good city jobs in London. 38% said that the demeanour of people interviewing them for jobs would change when they saw that they were black. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/publications/moving-young-black-men-londons-financial-sector-aspirations-and-experiences/ …15 Dec 2018
This study from @justlifeuk found that over half of people in unsupported temporary accommodation reported having no working locks on their doors. Temporary Accommodation Boards would help to make life easier for people in this unwelcome situation. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/publications/are-temporary-accommodation-boards-feasible/ …14 Dec 2018