London,
11
April
2016
|
12:38
Europe/Amsterdam

Cash injection for the Haringey Shed from City Bridge Trust

The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, has awarded a grant of £91,100 to Haringey Shed to provide more educational workshops to disadvantaged children across London.

The grant will be used to expand and improve the inclusivity of Haringey Shed’s volunteer programme ensuring there are more opportunities for volunteers with disabilities in London.

Established in the late 1990s and an independent organisation since 2000, Haringey Shed provides drama workshops to disabled and non-disabled children across the Capital as well as volunteering opportunities.

City Bridge Trust is the grant-making arm of Bridge House Estates which continues to maintain the bridges that cross the Thames into the City of London – including Tower Bridge – at no expense to the taxpayer.

For the past two decades, funds surplus to the bridge requirements have been used to support charitable activity across the capital. Awards totalling over £1/3 billion have been made to over 4,000 organisations working with the most disadvantaged people across every London borough. This has enabled many initiatives to grow and become an integral part of life in the capital. For more information, see www.citybridgetrust.org.uk

ENDS

The City of London Corporation currently commissions placements for City residents in supported living and residential homes in Haringey and last year they provided £150,904 funding to adult social care services in the borough.