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
We’ve pledged £500,000 to an emergency support fund to help community & voluntary organisations in #London facing immediate financial pressures & uncertainty because of #COVID19 The scheme is co-ordinated by the fantastic @LondonFunders Read more https://bit.ly/39ozAzS pic.twitter.com/wp2WbRs1yx25 Mar 2020
For #London charities & community groups in need of additional digital support or advice, @LDN_gov has created a Digital Support Access Form to help match you with organisations or volunteers who can help You can find the form below https://bit.ly/2JDXdtr2 Apr 2020
'It is time to make amends to the low-paid essential worker’ @sarahoconnor_ writes in the @FT on how #COVID19 is shining a light on low paid jobs. We want better work for everyone, where those in work are treated with decency, respect & paid at least a #LivingWage https://twitter.com/FinancialTimes/status/1245667339011608577 …2 Apr 2020
*IMPORTANT – HELP NEEDED* Is your charity facing financial difficulties because of the #coronavirus crisis? Let us know the details by emailing email@example.com now so we can explain to the government the problems you're facing. Please share with your networks.20 Mar 2020
An important read from @CarnegieUKTrust & @LearnWorkUK on the future of the #MinimumWage , demonstrating the impact of low pay on worker wellbeing, family life,health & insecurity We're proud to be on the advisory group & later in 2020, plan to share a #London specific report https://twitter.com/CarnegieUKTrust/status/1245007695096221697 …2 Apr 2020