There are many ways poverty and inequality can be addressed and there is no silver bullet. A variety of approaches are needed on a number of issues.
At the Trust we do not have enough resources to support all the work that is needed to make London fairer. In developing our funding strategy, we have reflected on what the key drivers of poverty and inequality are and considered where we can best make a difference. We have reviewed what others are doing, consulted widely and as far as possible have taken account of significant issues such as Brexit and changes to the economy.
You can explore our current grant funding programmes below and find out how to apply for a grant here.
You may also be interested in social investment opportunities.
Please note that we do not fund individuals.
We have seven funding programmes:
Good homes & neighbourhoods
Funding for advocacy work on housing issues and housing legal advice at a specialist level.
Progression routes out of low-paid work; specialist employment legal advice; advocacy on employment issues and capacity-building.
Decent living standards
Advocacy on welfare reform, the cost of living, and public attitudes to poverty. Representation and strategic legal action in social welfare law.
Advocacy work on understanding and reducing income and wealth inequality in London.
Pathways to settlement
Specialist immigration legal advice and advocacy work on the immigration system and pathways to citizenship.
Funding for second-tier and specialist organisations to help other organisations develop their skills.
Small grants for small groups with an annual income under £100,000. Funding for campaigning, advice and community activities in isolated areas.
From our Twitter
Want to see a full list of all the projects and research we’ve funded in 2019, tackling #poverty & #inequality across the capital? A downloadable list is now available on our website, alongside our interactive map and @360Giving data http://bit.ly/2QZ1mgF pic.twitter.com/qbG5HkvKv81 Dec 2019
"The constant stigmatisation means you feel like you have nothing to offer. It really affects your self-esteem so you end up feeling like you have to make yourself worthy”- a #mustread in @CosmopolitanUK mag @DaniellaScott7 from Catherine on female poverty http://bit.ly/2RJqSa615 Dec 2019
We’ve been busy working on our December e-newsletter coming out very soon which also features some of our 2019 highlights. Make sure you’re signed up to receive it by subscribing here http://bit.ly/2m4yoPb pic.twitter.com/G6hPcWLHXo13 Dec 2019
Just arrived at the @BTEG_LDN #Christmas #Celebration with reference to and in the company of the #R2S #RoleModel #Programme to reflect, review and strategise for #2020 @BAME_Surveyors @BTEG_MoU @trustforlondon @CityBridgeTrust @MayorofLondon @TNLComFund pic.twitter.com/ymPS5D9gtt12 Dec 2019