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
Everyone needs somewhere they can afford to live. But @Shelter research shows that only a fraction of cheap homes needed every year have been built without major govt intervention since WW2. Affordable housing is now the second greatest public concern. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5637546/britain-housing-crisis-public-issue/ …22 Feb 2018
Read our full report with @Timewise_UK , @YWTrust and @trustforlondon on the challenges in developing part time and flexible apprenticeships, and the models that will support greater access for people who are currently missing out http://bit.ly/2CCRn5E https://twitter.com/tesfenews/status/966554396141203457 …22 Feb 2018
. @helenhayes_ Highlights the growing number of children growing up in private rented sector accommodation during #childpoverty debate - citing @trustforlondon research https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/child-poverty-and-housing-tenure/ …22 Feb 2018
Bexley delivered fewer new affordable homes than any other borough. Our research from @PovertyLondon is quoted in the @BexleyTimes #ukhousing . http://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/bexley-has-fewer-affordable-new-homes-than-any-other-london-borough-according-to-new-research-1-5404224 …22 Feb 2018