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October
2016
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17:12
Europe/Amsterdam

Support for East London Out Project from City Bridge Trust

 

The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, has awarded a grant of £147,470 to East London Out Project [Walthamstow] to provide vital mental health services to the LGBT community across East London.

The grant will be used to fund a counselling service for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) community who are on average more than twice as likely to experience psychological or emotional problems.

East London Out Project was established in 1995 as a grassroots developed and community-led organisation with the aim to promote the mental health, wellbeing, empowerment and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

David Farnsworth, Director of the City Bridge Trust said:

“City Bridge Trust 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 170 grants for a total amount of £4,191,930 to organisations based in Waltham Forest.

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

East London Out Project – info@elop.org, 020 8509 3898