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 vast body of evidence shows that Deaf and Disabled people now face increasing levels of poverty, exclusion and discrimination, effectively turning the clock back on years of progress http://bit.ly/2XbER8Y20 Feb 2019
“All too often the voices of those who are living on low incomes are unheard.” Our Grants Manager @AustinTL1 asks how funders can best engage with people with lived experience of poverty http://bit.ly/2SbqUcn19 Feb 2019
Thank you to all of our grantees who do brilliant work every day to make London a fairer city #charitytuesday19 Feb 2019
Millions of people face a twin injustice: sky-high prices for new homes, built on land owned by profiteering developers. We work to find sites for affordable #housing & put the power in the hands of local people http://ow.ly/kCie50lF7NF @LondonCLT @trustforlondon18 Feb 2019