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
NEW REPORT Living on Different Incomes in #London : Can public consensus identify a #RichesLine ? w/ @CASE_LSE @lborouniversity @UoBCHASM The public identify 5 levels of living standards but struggle to reach a consensus on excessive wealth Read more: http://bit.ly/2uz2qiE pic.twitter.com/fFWfu9HBfq14 Feb 2020
Our latest e-newsletter has just hit inboxes! It features all the latest Trust for London news, events, reports and training opportunities. If you’re not already, make sure you’re signed up here: http://bit.ly/2m4yoPb pic.twitter.com/5iFo6j4K9528 Feb 2020
Calling all staff, volunteers, groups & individuals working on UK #migration & #refugee support A reminder that we’re looking for your views on the sector for a 2020 review conducted by #MigrationExchange , funders supporting the field Deadline 13 Mar http://bit.ly/2T5pPQG pic.twitter.com/Fwksi81zzb28 Feb 2020
In their continuing #MayoralElection series exploring the power held by the @MayorofLondon , @centreforlondon look at the role of the #London Assembly in their latest post Read more from @MarioWIhieme below https://twitter.com/centreforlondon/status/1233047637131055106 …28 Feb 2020