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.
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
HEAR are hosting a free, all day event to highlight the many sides of London's LGBT+ community on Friday October 12th at 45 White Lion Street, N19PW. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or to find out more.22 Sep 2018
Wetherspoons, McDonalds and TGI Fridays staff are planning to strike over pay, working conditions, and union recognition. London's Poverty Profile finds that almost two thirds of London jobs in hotels and restaurants don't pay the real living wage. https://news.sky.com/story/mcdonalds-wetherspoon-and-tgi-fridays-workers-plan-strike-11503079 … pic.twitter.com/94cAMSGsRp21 Sep 2018
Wages are higher in London than in the rest of the country, but not high enough to cover the engorged cost of living in the capital. Housing costs are the most significant contributor to this. We need more housing which ordinary Londoners can afford to rent. #ukhousing21 Sep 2018
The UK's housing problems are complex, and we need a brave vision to address it. But in London, there is one aspect of it which is straightforward. We need to build more homes. The UK's top 5 hotspots for supply shortages are all in London. https://news.sky.com/story/line-18-uks-housing-crisis-wont-be-solved-by-building-more-homes-11503447 … pic.twitter.com/2c8ttiPwlo21 Sep 2018