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
“All too often the voices of those who are living on low incomes are unheard.” Our Grants Manager @AustinTL1 asks how funders can best engage with people with lived experience of poverty http://bit.ly/2SbqUcn19 Feb 2019
Thank you to all of our grantees who do brilliant work every day to make London a fairer city #charitytuesday19 Feb 2019
Millions of people face a twin injustice: sky-high prices for new homes, built on land owned by profiteering developers. We work to find sites for affordable #housing & put the power in the hands of local people http://ow.ly/kCie50lF7NF @LondonCLT @trustforlondon18 Feb 2019
We're seeking applications for secondments into the Greater London Authority Social Integration Team as part of our Citizenship & Integration Initiative. Deadline 13 March. Full details here http://bit.ly/2N4SxOi19 Feb 2019
Do you or does someone you work with find it difficult to cover the high cost of living in London? Would you be interested in talking to the BBC with our support? To highlight the problem and push for change? Then email firstname.lastname@example.org Feb 2019