The Equality Trust

The Equality Trust

Charity information

The Equality Trust

The Equality Trust work to improve the quality of life for everyone in the UK by reducing economic inequality.

Founded 2007

  • Mission statement

    UK income inequality is among the highest in the developed world and evidence shows that this is bad for almost everyone. The Equality Trust works to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic inequality.

    People in more equal societies live longer, have better mental health and have better chances for a good education regardless of their background. Community life is stronger where the income gap is narrower, children do better at school and they are less likely to become teenage parents. When inequality is reduced people trust each other more, there is less violence and rates of imprisonment are lower.

    If we want to build a better society, it is essential we take action. The Equality Trust is working with others to build a social movement for change. We analyse and disseminate the latest research, promote robust evidence-based arguments and support a dynamic network of campaign groups across the country.

  • Aims

    The Equality Trust aims to:

    • To advance education, particularly of the public through undertaking and/or promoting research into the scale, development, causes and effects of socio-economic inequality and how to reduce it.
    • To relieve poverty, including through the relief of social and economic need and disadvantage related, in whole or part, to socio-economic inequality.
    • To advance health, in particular through identifying and addressing physical and mental health issues arising, in whole or part, from socio-economic inequality
    • To promote equality and diversity, in particular socio-economic equality and diversity within socio-economic groups.
  • Overview

    Established: February 2007

    Registered Charity Number: 1161545

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 150

    Phone number: 020 3637 0324

    Address: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

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