The cost of housing is a key driver of poverty in the capital. Many Londoners do not have access to genuinely affordable housing which is also of good quality and offers stability. Providing such homes is essential, as is addressing the persistent, and linked, problem of homelessness.
We are working with some fantastic organisations, who are seeking to solve some of these problems, which we have divided into four categories:
- Private Rented Sector
- Promoting Tenant Voice
- Increasing Affordability
We also give an example of a project which we are funding – the Citizens UK Campaign – and an Initiative we are leading in partnership with the Mayor of London, the London Housing Panel.
There are many other groups we are funding to tackle London’s housing issues, and much more that still needs to be done. If you are an organisation which works on these issues, and are interested in applying for funding, visit our funding page for guidance.
The Trust does not provide funding or support directly to individuals. For answers to common questions about our funding, please read our Funding FAQs.
And to see data about housing in London, look at our London’s Poverty Profile.
Housing: What we’re doing
Child poverty and type of housing
Homelessness duties outcomes
Households affected by the benefit cap
Housing completions by London borough
Housing tenure over time
London households in temporary accommodation
London rent as a percentage of gross pay
Monthly rent by sector
Overcrowding in London households by tenure
Poverty and type of housing
Poverty before and after housing costs
Poverty over time
Relative housing costs
Repossession by London borough
Temporary accommodation types
The impact of housing costs on poverty
Pretty Vacant: The negative impact of wealth investment on access to housing in London
London's Poverty Profile 2020
London Housing Panel: Our priorities for the Mayor
Improving Life for Low-income Londoners: How the next Mayor of London can tackle poverty and inequality
From our Twitter
Our next funding deadline is 1pm, 2 June We recommend taking a look at our info page on #COVID19 before making an application. This also includes details on the London Community Response fund, co-ordinated by @LondonFunders , for #CrisisResponse grants: https://bit.ly/3fR8Jkr pic.twitter.com/a1HTR6ECrN14 May 2020
The next deadline for applications to our seven funding programmes is in just over a weeks’ time - Tues 2 June, 1pm We’d recommend taking a look at our info page for future grant applicants during the #COVID19 crisis before applying: https://bit.ly/3fR8Jkr pic.twitter.com/pMgUjuNWmq25 May 2020
Younger people & older workers are in the 'eye of the storm' when it comes to experiencing income shocks during the #COVID19 lockdown, according to a report from @resfoundation & @HealthFdn https://bit.ly/2ZqKu6S24 May 2020
“...the child protection system fails to understand or recognise poverty, confuses societal neglect with parental neglect & conflates indicators of neglect with indicators of poverty” Our grantee @ATDFourthWorld in @MetroUK https://bit.ly/2LQ1gnM23 May 2020
Moving On Up is our initiative w/ @CityBridgeTrust in partnership w/ @BTEG_MoU , aiming to increase the employment rates for young black men in #London Great to see ambassadors of the programme coming on board & looking forward to sharing more on the initiative's next stage soon https://twitter.com/indrap_IMDP/status/1263806814996647937 …22 May 2020