Citizens UK Campaign
60 second overview
Citizens UK and Trust for London are jointly investing over £700,000 over four years on a strategic initiative to tackle London’s housing crisis.
This is a wide-reaching initiative which aims to build a citizen-led movement around housing in London. It includes campaigns about affordable housing in the Olympic Park; estate regeneration in Broadwater Farm; affordable housing in the Old Oak and Park Royal development; and tackling rogue landlords in the private rented sector.
The initiative will use community organising methods to build relationships with decision makers and campaign on community goals. We hope it will contribute to thousands of extra affordable homes being built, and will support residents through improved housing conditions. It will also help to empower citizens and communities to be able to campaign on issues which affect their daily lives.
As well as supporting the initiative financially, Trust for London is coordinating an Advisory Group of senior London Housing experts, and commissioning an independent evaluation to track the initiative’s progress and impact.
Citizens UK is a community organising group which empowers people to push for change on the issues which matter to them. This campaign began in June 2017 and will run until 2021.
If you are an organisation which works on these issues, and are interested in applying for funding, visit our funding page for guidance.
And to see more data about housing in London, look at our London’s Poverty Profile.
From our Twitter
People who are experiencing problems in the private rented sector must be empowered to speak out about the issues affecting them. We fund a variety of projects which help tenants to make their voices heard http://bit.ly/2CG8Xrs24 Jan 2019
Applications are still open to deliver an evaluation of our Strengthening Voices, Realising Rights initiative. Deadline 8 February. Full details here http://bit.ly/2AQNigm23 Jan 2019
It's good news that rents in the capital are falling, but new figures show that the average Londoner spends 41% of their wage on rent. We need to see more genuinely affordable, good quality homes for London http://bit.ly/2COQwBl23 Jan 2019
Use London's Poverty Profile? Then shape its future. Take our survey to help us build a new LPP that provides a richer picture on poverty and inequality in London http://bit.ly/2FRlrQy23 Jan 2019