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.
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
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
For every £1 that someone just inside the least wealthy 10% of Londoners has, someone in the wealthiest 10% has £295. Inequality is a serious problem in London, and we are working with many fantastic organisations to support the many Londoners who are struggling. #ukpoverty23 Jun 2018
We fund initiatives which address social issues in London. These organisations work to tackle problems around social integration, housing, welfare and many other areas. Read more about our funding priorities here: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/funding/23 Jun 2018
Social Integration is a key concern in London. We are working with @phf_uk , @UnboundPhilanth and the @MayorofLondon to address it. Read about the Citizenship and Integration Initiative here. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/publications/citizenship-and-integration-initiative-interim-report/ …22 Jun 2018
200 landlords took part in a forum at Brent Civic Centre where they were offered support and advice on a number of issues. With many private renters living in poverty, it is important that landlords are equipped with the knowledge to act responsibly. http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16306692.Landlords_gather_for_support_and_advice/ …22 Jun 2018
35 men were living in a 3 bedroom house, in substandard conditions, before being illegally evicted from their home. It's good that the landlord has been brought to justice. More support must be available across London for victims of rogue landlords. https://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/35-men-found-living-converted-14811137 …22 Jun 2018