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 those who are struggling financially do not become trapped or pushed into crisis situations, but instead have access to support to help get back on their feet. We also support work to tackle unfair differences in people's chances to access 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 work that benefits homeless people or sheds light on the worsening homelessness problem in London:
- We support Groundswell and Homeless Link to ensure that the voice and experiences of homeless people influence decision-makers.
- Funding to Crisis, the RSA (jointly with the Cabinet Office) and JustLife, explores potential solutions for rapidly rising 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
The new @fawcettsociety Sex & Power Index finds that women are still vastly underrepresented in positions of power. They're calling on the gov to improve the gender #PayGap by requiring companies to publish action plans & introduce reporting by ethnicity http://bit.ly/2tI0gwn23 Jan 2020
If you're a charity that supports women and girls, you have until Fri 24 Jan to apply to @Media_Trust Women's Voices event. Gain free communications advice from media and creative industry pros at this event celebrating International Women’s Day. https://bit.ly/2QRfk3T20 Jan 2020
Why does it cost people on low incomes more to borrow money on credit, or heat their home? @CarlPackman from our grantee @FairByDesign explains the #PovertyPremium on the latest episode of @SmartMoneyPPL ‘Money Bites’ podcast. You can listen here: http://bit.ly/FBDpodcast pic.twitter.com/EHbUsnal6f23 Jan 2020
"In the UK wealth inequality is twice as bad as income inequality"- interesting piece in @Independent from @robertnpalmer , head of @TaxJusticeUK , our grantee who we provide funding towards to campaign on highlighting inequality & championing smarter taxes http://bit.ly/2TPMvGH23 Jan 2020