London funder grants over £3.3m to 33 charities tackling inequality

Written by Lauren Weymouth

The City Bridge Trust has awarded grants worth over £3.3 million to 33 charities tackling inequality and disadvantage across London in its latest round of funding.

The trust, which is the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, has provided grants to a number of charities, including Root and Shoots in Lambeth, Age UK Bexley and One-To-One.

Root to Shoots has been awarded £120,000 to teach young people about biodiversity, the ‘green’ environment and the benefit of growing food locally; Age UK Bexley has been granted £90,000 for its ‘Men in Sheds’ project for older men to socialise and learn new skills through creative woodwork workshops; and £145,000 has been given to One-To-One to help support people with learning difficulties to get more involved in community activities in Enfield, to create a ’Community Arts Hub’.

An additional grant of £233,300 has been awarded to Prisoners Abroad to support destitute British citizens returning to London after imprisonment overseas.

City Bridge Trust has also awarded the Cranfield Trust £68,400 to provide managerial support and expertise to up to 32 London-based charities through its ‘Strive’ programme.

The Trust’s chairman, Alison Gowman said: “In our latest round of funding we have awarded grants to a wide variety of charities; from projects encouraging young people to take more care of the environment, to organisations helping men who’ve been homeless to rebuild their lives.

“We are funding charities working hard to tackle inequality in London, work which will really make an impact and change thousands of lives.

“City Bridge Trust is committed to tackling disadvantage across the capital and making London a fairer and better place to live.”

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