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.
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
This study spoke to young black men searching for good city jobs in London. 38% said that the demeanour of people interviewing them for jobs would change when they saw that they were black. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/publications/moving-young-black-men-londons-financial-sector-aspirations-and-experiences/ …15 Dec 2018
This study from @justlifeuk found that over half of people in unsupported temporary accommodation reported having no working locks on their doors. Temporary Accommodation Boards would help to make life easier for people in this unwelcome situation. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/publications/are-temporary-accommodation-boards-feasible/ …14 Dec 2018
We give funding to organisations seeking to tackle poverty and inequality in London. Find out more about what we fund here: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk14 Dec 2018
Almost two thirds of jobs in the hospitality sector are low paid. With most Londoners in poverty from a working family, we need to address the high costs and low pay which are driving Londoners into poverty. pic.twitter.com/JJS22vQFVL13 Dec 2018