Who we fund
We fund organisations working on the root causes of poverty and inequality, like housing, immigration, employment and wealth inequality. We're not able to fund individuals directly.
What we fund
We fund work within our priority areas. Funding can be for project or on-going costs, and can include staff salaries and overheads. Most of our funding is for capital costs, and some small capital items.
Where we fund
We fund organisations whose work directly benefits Londoners. Sometimes we'll fund work based outside of London if it has the potential to influence national policy and practice.
Spotlight on: Debt Justice
London’s household debt crisis is urgent and growing. Through the Trust for London funded community organising project from Debt Justice, Together Against Debt, communities are fighting back. Head of Campaigns and Engagement, Eva Watkinson explains why this work is so important and what's been achieved so far.
Spotlight on: Refugee Workers' Cultural Association
Events such as Brexit, COVID-19 and, most recently, an intense cost of living crisis which has gripped businesses and workers across the spectrum have set off, or worsened, many of the issues impacting on people’s everyday lives. Migrant workers – both documented and undocumented – are especially vulnerable.
Spotlight on Positive Money: Shifting the dial on the housing crisis
The role of the financial system in the housing crisis is poorly understood, and largely ignored by politicians and policy-makers. But 50% of all bank loans in the UK go towards mortgages, and our system of taxes, legal arrangements and lending rules incentivizes landlords, companies and the very wealthy to treat our homes as assets in which they can store wealth.