City Bridge Trust announces over £4m in grants in latest funding round

Written by Matt Ritchie

The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, has awarded £4.1m in grants to 49 charitable organisations working across the capital.

Grants in the latest funding round include £119,000 to the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability towards regular sports activities for people living with severe neurological disabilities, and £116,000 to Children England towards the 4in10 programme against child poverty in London.

A grant of £75,000 was given to the London Emergencies Trust in response to the Westminster terror attack on March 22 this year, and Raw Material received £43,000 towards their In-Reach project taking creative music activities to mental health hospital wards in South London.

Alison Gowman, chair of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust Committee, said the trust funds work focused on tackling disadvantage in London and supports charities to transform the lives of the capital’s most vulnerable residents.

“We wanted to give whatever support we could at such a difficult time to the victims and families of the Westminster attack, and we continue to work closely with the London Emergencies Trust in the aftermath of the subsequent devastating attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market,” Gowman said. “City Bridge Trust is committed to tackling disadvantage across the capital and making London a fairer and better place to live.”

City Bridge Trust makes grants of £20m a year to tackle disadvantage across the capital. The trust has awarded around 7,600 grants totalling over £350m since it first began in 1995.

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