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 says that elderly people living in the UK suffer some of the highest levels of poverty in western Europe. Our @PovertyLondon data shows that 19% of London’s pensioners live below the poverty line, higher than anywhere else in England (14%) http://bit.ly/2P6l76w20 Aug 2019
@theguitarsocial turned to the crowd to support their mission of using guitar lessons to help isolated and vulnerable communities £11,628 by the crowd £10,000 from @trustforlondon @GWR for longest guitar lesson http://Crowdfunder.co.uk/guitar-social20 Aug 2019
Low-income groups will be disproportionately affected by rises in the price of food and fuel according to a government document outlining the likely aftershocks of a no-deal Brexit http://bit.ly/2ZetZXE20 Aug 2019
Thanks @trustforlondon for your commitment to tackle poverty and inequality in #London . Special thanks for supporting our project at @RProgramme working with migrants in #Newham offering legal advice and practical support when people need it most. #CharityTuesday https://twitter.com/trustforlondon/status/1163344344230711296 …20 Aug 2019