60 second overview
We seek to prevent homelessness through funding work that addresses its systemic causes.
Our priority is to ensure London has enough affordable, high-quality homes for people on low incomes, and that the voices of people affected by housing need are heard by decision-makers. Our work on welfare reform seeks to ensure that there is an adequate support system for those who are struggling financially. We have also supported work to tackle inequalities in access to safe, decent and affordable housing. We hope that this drive for prevention will reduce the need for funding homelessness services in the longer term.
Until then, we have funded some work that benefits homeless people or sheds light on the worsening homelessness problem in London.
For example, we have supported Groundswell and Homeless Link to ensure that the voice and experiences of homeless people influence decision-makers. Funding to the RSA (jointly with the Cabinet Office) and JustLife, researched potential solutions for the ballooning numbers of families in Temporary Accommodation in London. Our grants to the Refugee Council and Project 17 through the Strategic Legal Fund, have helped to define the housing rights of marginalised groups.
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 homelessness in London, look at London’s Poverty Profile.
From our Twitter
This study spoke to young black men searching for good city jobs in London. 38% said that the demeanour of people interviewing them for jobs would change when they saw that they were black. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/publications/moving-young-black-men-londons-financial-sector-aspirations-and-experiences/ …15 Dec 2018
This study from @justlifeuk found that over half of people in unsupported temporary accommodation reported having no working locks on their doors. Temporary Accommodation Boards would help to make life easier for people in this unwelcome situation. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/publications/are-temporary-accommodation-boards-feasible/ …14 Dec 2018
We give funding to organisations seeking to tackle poverty and inequality in London. Find out more about what we fund here: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk14 Dec 2018
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