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
A new report we funded from @thefabians revealed that 55% of self-employed workers are low-paid, but only 7% are trade union members. Read the report's full findings here https://bit.ly/2FohiCp pic.twitter.com/xSgpKRU3qM26 Jun 2019
If you're a community organisation working in Outer London, you could be eligible for up to £10k of matched funding support from our Connected Communities Matchfund @crowdfunderuk . Details here https://bit.ly/2KybTwP pic.twitter.com/9vxy8gQC5R26 Jun 2019
We were delighted to host the inaugural meeting of the #LondonHousingPanel today. The panel will work in partnership with @MayorofLondon to ensure London's housing policy is designed with its diverse communities in mind pic.twitter.com/85HXpvr2J925 Jun 2019