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
At any one time, our funding is supporting up to 300 organisations and our average grant is worth £70,000. Read a review of our funding from 2013 - 2017 here https://bit.ly/2Zo6kEr16 Jun 2019
Research from @LivingWageUK shows that over 5 million people in Britain are in low-paid and insecure work. The #LivingHours campaign calls for employers to provide security of working hours, as well as paying at least the #LivingWage https://bit.ly/2MI5HUT15 Jun 2019
This increase is since 2008, not 2018.14 Jun 2019
Grenfell. Two years on. It felt then like it would be the test of us, what we are like as a city and as a political class. I fear we are failing the test.14 Jun 2019