Funding Guidelines 2018-22
There are many ways poverty and inequality can be addressed and there is no silver bullet. A variety of approaches are needed on a number of issues. We all have a role to play: the state, employers, investors, civil society and as citizens. Together we have the resources and power to create a more equal society, where everyone has the chance of a decent and secure life, and where we fully utilise people’s potential to contribute.
Poverty and inequality can be experienced by many people but there are some groups who are more affected than others. For example, disabled people and some black and minority ethnic communities are more likely to have low incomes and have little wealth compared to the average. These problems can be even greater for those facing multiple disadvantages. We want to address these specific inequalities through our funding programmes.
At the Trust we do not have enough resources to support all the work that is needed to make London fairer. In developing our funding strategy, we have reflected on what the key drivers of poverty and inequality are and considered where we can best make a difference. We have reviewed what others are doing, consulted widely and as far as possible have taken account of significant issues such as Brexit and changes to the economy. Much of this funding strategy builds on our previous work. We have seven funding programmes:
- Good Homes and Neighbourhoods
- Better Work
- Decent Living Standards
- Shared Wealth
- Pathways to Settlement
- Stronger Voices
- Connected Communities
From our Twitter
Join us on Weds 17th July as we launch new from @lawrsuk on the experiences of Latin American migrant women in cleaning, hospitality and domestic work. Details and registration here http://bit.ly/2SdDsN515 Jul 2019
Three quarters of family support professionals reported that they had seen an increase in extreme poverty and destitution in the UK. But this isn't inevitable. We're funding a variety of solutions focused work to ensure more families can make ends meet http://bit.ly/2Sk2tWP15 Jul 2019