We believe small community groups can contribute to improving the lives of people and communities in London. They can do this by providing support for people to access services, to speak out about issues which directly affect them, and/ or organise activities which help promote a sense of belonging. We define small groups as those that have an annual income of under £100,000 (based on their last set of annual accounts).
What we will fund
groups of people who are directly experiencing poverty and inequality, to speak out for themselves and to campaign for positive change. This could include work to: improve confidence and skills; respond to new issues and identify solutions; and/or set up new campaigns, or influence established ones.
Community activities, led by communities, in isolated areas
which bring together different groups of people to respond to local needs and gaps in services. For example, community food projects in areas where there is a lack of provision. Our priority for this theme is Outer London boroughs* as they have experienced a rapid change in their population, including increased levels of poverty.
* The Trust defines the following as being Outer London boroughs: Barking & Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston, Merton, Redbridge, Richmond, Sutton, Waltham Forest. (ONS classifications)
our priority is to support groups already providing social welfare advice and to improve the quality of that advice. You will also need to show you have clear referral pathways to specialist advice where it is needed. This work should prevent problems becoming more serious, complex and costly; and should support and empower clients to resolve problems and take more control over their lives.
We would encourage small groups to apply under this funding programme, although you may also be eligible to apply under the other programmes if you have the skills, experience and capacity to undertake the work we wish to fund. Please read the funding guidelines in full before filling in our funding application form. If, after reading the guidelines, you are in doubt as to whether your work fits then please telephone us so that we can discuss and answer any specific queries you may have, on 020 7606 6145.
How to apply
Find out if your work is eligible by downloading our funding guidelines.Trust for London Funding Guidelines full document update Jun19 150dpi.pdf 802.4 KB
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