Pathways to settlement
London is an international city attracting people from across the globe. This is not new and the capital has a long history of migration, contributing to its rich and diverse history, as well as its wealth. Many new Londoners do not need any support but there are some who are disadvantaged and living in poverty, particularly migrants who do not have any legal status and are therefore highly vulnerable to exploitation. We believe it is important to support these Londoners who are at the margins of society to resolve their immigration status, so they can fully participate in London life.
What we will fund
Specialist immigration legal advice
in areas of law that fall outside of legal aid. Organisations will be expected to be registered with the Office of Immigration Services Commission (OISC) or Solicitors Regulatory Authority and be providing advice at OISC Level 3 or equivalent. We are also keen to fund partnerships between frontline organisations (supporting refugees and migrants with insecure status) and specialist legal advice providers.
(including campaigning, organising, policy work and research) on issues such as:
- Promoting an immigration system that treats people with dignity and respect; that is fair to both migrants and established residents; and has public confidence and consent.
- Improving understanding of public attitudes on migration including the accuracy and depth of conversations about migration, integration and identity.
- Creating more effective pathways to settlement, including citizenship.
- Challenging exploitation and discrimination of migrants due to their insecure immigration status.
How to apply
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.
Find out if your work is eligible by downloading our funding guidelines.Trust for London Funding Guidelines 116.0 KB
From our Twitter
There is a 2 child limit on certain benefits given to support parents. This can have damaging effects on child poverty. One part of this policy was ruled to be unlawful, but overall, it was said to obey the law. The @CPAGUK solicitor will seek to appeal. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tory-two-child-benefit-limit-12397090 …20 Apr 2018
"The impact of universal credit and benefit caps mean people cannot afford private rents in some areas, and there is not sufficient social or affordable housing to plug the gap." #ukhousing https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/design/housing-crisis-planning-laws-social-housing-theresa-may-a8290231.html …20 Apr 2018
A third of working parents on low incomes have regularly gone without meals. Around a half of those families have also fallen behind with household bills. A @LivingWageUK survey reveals how families are suffering to afford the cost of living. #lowpay http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43827846 …20 Apr 2018
We want to hear from you! We are funding The Citizenship and Integration Initiative, which pilots methods of supporting children with irregular migration status. The deadline for submissions is May 16th. Retweet to spread the word. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/news/citizenship-and-integration-initiative/ …20 Apr 2018
We all want to live in a compassionate society. But for the 4 in 10 children in London who are living in poverty, this is not reality. Here are 12 ways councils and councillors can help to address child poverty ahead of #LE2018 . @LCPAlliance …https://familyfriendlylondon.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/lcpa_manifesto_fv.pdf …19 Apr 2018