Trust for London

Funding priority

They fund work which tackles poverty and inequality in the capital. They support work providing greater insights into the root causes of London’s social problems and how they can be overcome; activities which help people improve their lives; and work empowering Londoners to influence and change policy, practice and public attitudes. They have seven funding programmes for 2018-2022, details of which can be found in their funding guidelines.

They have 7 funding programmes:

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


There are 3 deadlines during the year, usually February, June and October.

Type of funder

Charitable trust or foundation

Who can apply

They fund organisations undertaking charitable activities. You do not need to be
a registered charity.


What they will fund varies for each programme – check their guidelines.

Funding Type

  1. Capital expenditure
  2. One-off
  3. Project
  4. Regular
  5. Running costs

Grant details

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 intotal (except for Connected Communities where it’s £25,000). 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.

Funding can be over 1-3 years.

Size of grant

  1. Large (£50,000 and up)
  2. Medium (£10,000 - £50,000)
  3. Small (£1 - £10,000)

Application details

You must submit an application via their online portal.

Ensure you read the guidance on their website before applying.

Contact Details


4 Chiswell Street


Telephone Number

020 7606 6145


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