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
Our next funding deadline is 1pm, 2 June We recommend taking a look at our info page on #COVID19 before making an application. This also includes details on the London Community Response fund, co-ordinated by @LondonFunders , for #CrisisResponse grants: https://bit.ly/3fR8Jkr pic.twitter.com/a1HTR6ECrN14 May 2020
“... #COVID19 is not an equalising virus, because it has a disproportionate effect on poorer communities & ethnic minorities. So it’s right that we are a central part of London’s outbreak management plan" Mayor of #Newham @rokhsanafiaz @NewhamLondon https://bit.ly/2Xz8T7m30 May 2020
"Working women have led the fight against #COVID19 but millions of them are stuck in lowpaid & insecure jobs. As we emerge from this crisis we need a reckoning on how we value & reward women's work" @FrancesOGrady @The_TUC 50 years on from #EqualPayAct https://bit.ly/2ZO69Ws29 May 2020
As part of the Funders for Race Equality Alliance, we're looking for a consultant to carry out a mapping of the #RaceEquality sector, in order to get a better understanding of the sector & its players to support it to thrive @EquallyOurs Deadline 26 June, more details below https://twitter.com/EquallyOurs/status/1266326174856331266 …29 May 2020