London is the most unequal region in the UK, home to more billionaires than any other city. There have been big rises in income inequality with senior staff earning many times more than the average employee. In the housing market values have rocketed. There is a large gap between rich and poor, and even amongst those with wealth there is a gulf between the rich and super-rich. There is evidence to show that inequality is bad for everyone but particularly for those on low incomes. We want a fairer London.
What we will fund
(including campaigning, organising, policy work and research) on issues such as:
- Improving the understanding of the impact of income and wealth inequality and development of solutions to reduce the gap.
- Increasing the involvement of employees in corporate governance, leading to greater transparency on remuneration policies, including pay ratios.
- Reducing income inequality, including a fairer distribution of wages, pension contributions and other employee benefits and rewards. This could include shareholder action.
- Greater transparency on property and land ownership and reforms leading to fairer taxation.
- Improving understanding of public attitudes on income and wealth inequality, leading to greater support for change.
- Examining how inclusive growth and devolution might be used to address economic inequality.
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
For every £1 that someone just inside the least wealthy 10% of Londoners has, someone in the wealthiest 10% has £295. Inequality is a serious problem in London, and we are working with many fantastic organisations to support the many Londoners who are struggling. #ukpoverty23 Jun 2018
We fund initiatives which address social issues in London. These organisations work to tackle problems around social integration, housing, welfare and many other areas. Read more about our funding priorities here: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/funding/23 Jun 2018
Social Integration is a key concern in London. We are working with @phf_uk , @UnboundPhilanth and the @MayorofLondon to address it. Read about the Citizenship and Integration Initiative here. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/publications/citizenship-and-integration-initiative-interim-report/ …22 Jun 2018
200 landlords took part in a forum at Brent Civic Centre where they were offered support and advice on a number of issues. With many private renters living in poverty, it is important that landlords are equipped with the knowledge to act responsibly. http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16306692.Landlords_gather_for_support_and_advice/ …22 Jun 2018
35 men were living in a 3 bedroom house, in substandard conditions, before being illegally evicted from their home. It's good that the landlord has been brought to justice. More support must be available across London for victims of rogue landlords. https://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/35-men-found-living-converted-14811137 …22 Jun 2018