Our Funding 2013 - 2017
Trust for London is an independent charitable foundation. We aim to tackle poverty and inequality in the capital and we do this by: funding voluntary and charity groups. During 2013 to 2017, we made grants totalling around £40 million (£8 million a year over the five years) and at any one time we are supporting up to 300 organisations; funding independent research; and providing knowledge and expertise on London’s social issues to policymakers and journalists.
The Trust works on five year strategy cycles. This report covers the period from January 2013 to December 2017; within it we present some of the key facts about our grant making, as well as reflections on what we have learnt and achieved. Most of this data comes from the feedback we get from our grantees, through their end of grant reports, externally commissioned evaluations, and the many conversations we have with them over the lifetime of their grant.
From 2013 to 2017 our strategic aims were:
1. To tackle the root causes of poverty and inequality in London by funding voluntary and community sector organisations and others to undertake work within agreed priority areas. For the period 2013 to 2017, these were: Employment, Advice, Social Justice, Violence and Small Groups.
2. To increase understanding and insights into poverty and inequality in London and to explore potential solutions.
3. To increase the impact of the Trust’s funded work by using our own knowledge, expertise and resources.
From our Twitter
Our next funding deadline is 1pm, 2 June We recommend taking a look at our info page on #COVID19 before making an application. This also includes details on the London Community Response fund, co-ordinated by @LondonFunders , for #CrisisResponse grants: https://bit.ly/3fR8Jkr pic.twitter.com/a1HTR6ECrN14 May 2020
The next deadline for applications to our seven funding programmes is in just over a weeks’ time - Tues 2 June, 1pm We’d recommend taking a look at our info page for future grant applicants during the #COVID19 crisis before applying: https://bit.ly/3fR8Jkr pic.twitter.com/pMgUjuNWmq25 May 2020
Younger people & older workers are in the 'eye of the storm' when it comes to experiencing income shocks during the #COVID19 lockdown, according to a report from @resfoundation & @HealthFdn https://bit.ly/2ZqKu6S24 May 2020
“...the child protection system fails to understand or recognise poverty, confuses societal neglect with parental neglect & conflates indicators of neglect with indicators of poverty” Our grantee @ATDFourthWorld in @MetroUK https://bit.ly/2LQ1gnM23 May 2020
Moving On Up is our initiative w/ @CityBridgeTrust in partnership w/ @BTEG_MoU , aiming to increase the employment rates for young black men in #London Great to see ambassadors of the programme coming on board & looking forward to sharing more on the initiative's next stage soon https://twitter.com/indrap_IMDP/status/1263806814996647937 …22 May 2020