Civil society has a long tradition of advocating for social change, which has led to many significant improvements. We believe it is important to improve skills to influence government, other policy-makers, the media and the general public, if we are to tackle the root causes of poverty and inequality. The skills we want to focus on relate to campaigning, community organising and strategic communications. A key component of this is amplifying the voices of those who are experiencing the problems which civil society is trying to address. We believe these voices need to be central to work that tackles poverty and inequality. Development of strategic communications is also critical. Too often the messages we use do not connect with the audiences we are trying to reach. Sometimes they even damage the causes we are supporting. Better understanding of public attitudes on the issues outlined in our funding programmes is vital, and we are keen to improve skills in this field.
What we will fund
Second-tier and specialist organisations to help other organisations, working in the other programme areas in these guidelines, to improve their skills and practice in:
including community organising
supporting the understanding of public attitudes through the development of framing, narratives and messages.
increasing the involvement of people with lived experience of poverty and inequality in campaigning and leadership of organisations and movements.
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.FinalTrust for London Funding Guidelines full document update Oct18 5.pdf 801.6 KB
From our Twitter
Almost two thirds of jobs in the hospitality sector are low paid. With most Londoners in poverty from a working family, we need to address the high costs and low pay which are driving Londoners into poverty. pic.twitter.com/JJS22vQFVL13 Dec 2018
Want to look up the poverty rate in Islington? The GCSE attainment gap in Bromley? Infant Mortality rates in Sutton? You can find all of this and more on London’s Poverty Profile. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/13 Dec 2018
Less than half of disabled Londoners are employed. The @SMFthinktank are calling for joined up action through a disability employment taskforce to increase the employment rate of London’s disabled population. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/publications/supporting-disabled-people-into-work/ …12 Dec 2018
Delighted to say Standard Life Foundation has agreed its strategy & funding guidelines. We aim to contribute towards strategic change which improves financial well-being in the UK We’re now open for applications. 1st deadline: 4th Feb More details at: http://www.standardlifefoundation.org.uk/foundation/library/SL-Foundation-Funding-Guidelines.pdf …11 Dec 2018
We all want people to be able to earn a living from working. But most Londoners who are in poverty come from a working household. Hard work should pay. We need more employers to offer the real living wage. Find out more here: #livingwage https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/issues/work/london-living-wage/ …12 Dec 2018