City Bridge Trust announces £2.4m in grants in latest funding round

Written by Matt Ritchie

City Bridge Trust has awarded over £2.4m in grants to 20 charitable organisations tackling inequality and disadvantage across London in its latest round of funding.

The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder has announced grants including £450,000 to the Participatory City Foundation to deliver the Every One Every Day neighbourhood project.

The £6.4m project, across the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, is jointly funded with the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Big Lottery Fund. It will work with 25,000 residents across the borough to create over 350 neighbourhood-led projects and form more than 100 new businesses over the next five years.

Young People’s Foundations in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Barnet receive £300,000 to continue their work supporting youth organisations across London, in partnership with the John Lyon’s Charity.

The foundations provide a collective voice and pool of resources for all the local organisations, large and small, running activities for young people in the boroughs.

Elsewhere, Rushey Green Timebank received £113,000 to towards their Wild Cat Wilderness project. Stay Safe East, a charity which works to tackle violence and abuse against disabled and deaf people, has been awarded £103,700.

Carney’s Community has been awarded £69,600 towards a new programme to help change the lives of vulnerable young people through boxing and mentoring support.

City Bridge Trust makes grants of £20m a year to tackle disadvantage across the capital. The trust has awarded around 7,700 grants totalling over £370m since it first began in 1995.

Chair of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust committee Alison Gowman said the trust funds work focused on tackling disadvantage across London.

“This summer we have given grants to such a wide variety of charities, including, nature, sport, theatre and mental health with the aim of targeting the most vulnerable members or society and those most in need,” Gowman said.

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