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October
2016
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17:15
Europe/Amsterdam

Financial backing for St Giles Trust

 

The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, has awarded a grant of £150,270 to St Giles Trust Camberwell to provide vital services to the local community.

The grant will be used to help fund the organisation’s WIRE project which supports women who have recently left prison. This project provides help and support with issues such as mental health or substance abuse.

St. Giles Trust works directly in prisons and in the greater community to help break the cycle of re-offending by providing a range of support services to people with convictions and those at risk of getting involved in the criminal justice system.

David Farnsworth, Director of the City Bridge Trust said:

“City Bridge Trust provides grants totalling around £20m per year towards charitable activity benefitting Greater London.

“We have awarded over £2.4million to local charities in the last month alone - all in which provide vital services to the community.

“We are committed to supporting Londoners to help make our city a fairer place in which to live and work.”

City Bridge Trust is London’s biggest independent grant giver, making grants of £20 million a year to tackle disadvantage across the capital.

It has awarded over 7,300 grants totalling more than £344,000,000 to organisations across the capital between since 1995.

Over the last 20 years City Bridge Trust has awarded 404 grants for a total amount of £18,585,253 to organisations based in Southwark.

It helps achieve the Corporation’s aim of changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of Londoners.

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Stephanie Basten, Media Officer – The City of London Corporation

020 7332 1528/077 2563 6917, Stephanie.basten@cityoflondon.gov.uk

St Giles Trust – tamsin.gregory@stgilestrust.org.uk, 020 7708 8000