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
Want to see a full list of all the projects and research we’ve funded in 2019, tackling #poverty & #inequality across the capital? A downloadable list is now available on our website, alongside our interactive map and @360Giving data http://bit.ly/2QZ1mgF pic.twitter.com/qbG5HkvKv81 Dec 2019
Excellent work @CitizensEaling supporting our work with @trustforlondon for more #affordablehousing https://twitter.com/citizensuk/status/1203980833188712449 …10 Dec 2019
Thanks to all our grantees who took the time to share #MayoralElection plans @CitizensUK @Stonewallhousin @advice4renters @ClientEarth @LondonLeap @FairLondon @equalitytrust @ToynbeeHall @PYL_London @neweuropeansUK @doteveryone @UKSustain @LCPAlliance @LondonFunders , DASL & Shift pic.twitter.com/aoZpE6NhiV10 Dec 2019
As @Petebrierley #LondonCitizens @CitizensUK opened with,we’re all working out the best way to disrupt the natural course of political flow to achieve social change which puts needs of Londoners experiencing poverty & inequality first whilst slicing problems into attainable goals pic.twitter.com/E1Vtuv5RaC10 Dec 2019
This morning we’ve brought together many of our grantees to share their organisations’ plans for the upcoming Mayoral election campaign to explore synergy & overlap, to ultimately achieve more wins which tackle poverty & inequality in our city #LondonMayoralElection pic.twitter.com/O3kR8ucfwZ10 Dec 2019