Advice and Support
What we want to achieve
We want to address inequalities in London by funding good quality advice and support. We believe such services should be informed by the voice and experience of those who are impacted by those inequalities.
What we want to change
By awarding Advice and Support grants we want to achieve the following outcomes:
- More Londoners have improved economic circumstances.
- Fewer Londoners experience food poverty.
- More Londoners access debt and legal services for support before they hit crisis point.
What we will fund
Applications must be for one of the Trust’s Advice and Support priority areas. These priorities will be subject to review throughout the lifetime of Bridging Divides to make sure we best achieve our outcomes.
1. Provision of advice and support to disadvantaged individuals
We want to fund advice and support for disadvantaged individuals in the following areas: benefits; debt & money; employment problems; housing; or immigration status.
Organisations must hold a recognised management qualification and/or advice quality standard, e.g. Advice Quality Standard; Specialist Quality Mark; Lexcel Practice Management Standard. We particularly want to fund agencies supporting people with multiple and/or complex problems.
2. Food poverty
We want to tackle issues related to hardship and crisis by funding the infrastructure needed to support the distribution of donated food. Please note that we are not able to directly fund the purchase of food for distribution.
We welcome applications for up to 5 years funding and core funding will be considered.