The benefits & challenges of matched crowdfunding
This report contributes evidence from a matched crowdfunding pilot between Trust for London and City Bridge Trust. Many funders are experimenting with matched crowdfunding as a way to make parts of the grant funding process quicker, more accessible and more transparent. This report looks into whether these benefits are borne out in practice, and what challenges arise from the crowdfunding approach. The Fund - "Improving Life for Londoners" - was a £100,000 joint fund from Trust for London and City Bridge Trust for projects tackling poverty and inequality in London. This pilot project offered grants of up to 50% of a project's crowdfunding goal, with a maximum of £10,000 per project.
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Private renting must be regulated properly to be a viable option for households who are struggling. Many landlords want to do the right thing, but need Govt led support to make this easier. Read about our work on the private rental sector here: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/issues/housing/private-rented-sector/ …17 Dec 2018
Everyone deserves somewhere that they can safely call home. But housing is increasingly unaffordable for many ordinary Londoners. We need to build significantly more social and affordable homes to help lift millions of Londoners out of poverty.16 Dec 2018
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