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
The government needs to listen to homeless charities on welfare reform, to avoid making things worse for the most vulnerable Londoners.” @SusieD_LON spoke to the @EnfieldDispatch on the rise of #roughsleeping in the borough https://bit.ly/2UDj9Ij25 Apr 2019
Although research shows the future employment gap between advantaged and disadvantaged children is smaller in London than in other regions of the UK, we still need to see action to make the capital a fairer city for every child https://bit.ly/2ZsGtw125 Apr 2019