Grants for Tackling Poverty and Inequality in the Capital

Trust for London
Last date: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
United Kingdom

Detailed Description

Trust for London is seeking applications for Tackling Poverty and Inequality in the Capital.

They are particularly interested in new and imaginative ways of addressing the root causes of London’s social problems, especially where it has the potential to influence and change policy, practice and public attitudes.

They are willing to take risks by supporting unpopular causes and work which government is unlikely to fund. They also want to make sure they are able to respond to new issues and ideas and find creative ways of tackling deep seated problems relating to poverty and inequality.

Funding Programmes

  • Good Homes and Neighbourhoods
  • Better Work
  • Decent Living Standards
  • Shared Wealth
  • Pathways to Settlement
  • Stronger Voices
  • Connected Communities

Funding Information

  • There is no minimum or maximum size of grant and the amount you request should be the amount you need. However, the average grant will be around £80,000 in total. A number of grants will be for a lesser amount, while some will be for more. They do not normally make grants that exceed £150,000.
  • The amounts may be spread over one, two or three years. For example, if you are awarded a grant of £60,000, this could be £20,000 each year over three years, or £40,000 in the first year and £20,000 in the second. Most of their grants are over two or three years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • They fund organisations undertaking charitable activities. You do not need to be a registered charity. They do not fund individuals.
  • They will support work which meets their funding programmes. This may be for a specific project or on-going costs. This includes staff salaries and overheads. They encourage organisations to include a reasonable amount of core costs to cover their overheads, and any access costs required to overcome barriers to participation by Deaf and Disabled people, when they apply for funding. The majority of their funding is for revenue costs, though they can also fund small capital items.
  • They primarily support small and medium-sized organisations, usually with an expenditure of less than £2 million a year. Larger organisations can apply but will need to meet most of the criteria.
  • The majority of the work they support is solely focussed on London. However, they are also interested in work that has the potential to influence national policy and practice, provided that a strong case is made as to how Londoners would benefit. In such cases they would fund a proportion of this work.


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