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
We funded a report from @ippr which calls for significant reform to the Council Tax system, including ending exemptions for second and empty homes. Read the report's full recommendations here http://bit.ly/2xVjEEG pic.twitter.com/vzyoAL7z6F20 Jul 2019
"No matter where you live or who you are, you should have access to economic opportunity that allows you to live your life free from poverty." Read a blog from our Director of Policy @hothi on the divisive narrative around regional inequality http://bit.ly/2O4jMgh19 Jul 2019
We funded a new report from @lawrsuk on the labour rights violations experienced by Latin American women working in the cleaning, hospitality and domestic work sectors in London. Read its findings here http://bit.ly/2Ye6OAc pic.twitter.com/f0C9zTQXrf19 Jul 2019