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February
2016
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Older people’s support group gets funding boost

Neighbours in Poplar, a service for older people in Tower Hamlets, has received an £85,500 grant for a project working with isolated people aged 75 and over.

The funding, which will last for three years, was given by the City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust.

The grant will pay for an outreach worker who will identify isolated elderly people, link them with the services they need, and recruit and support volunteers to befriend and regularly visit those who are housebound or too frail to take part in community activities.

Neighbours in Poplar supports older people in Poplar and the Isle of Dogs.

It runs an outreach service and support services including luncheon clubs, Sunday dinners, help with leisure activities and celebrations at Christmas and other festivities.

City Bridge Trust has awarded 415 grants totalling over £22,000,000 to groups based in Tower Hamlets – and over £324million to organisations across London in the last 20 years.

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

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

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For media enquires please contact Susanna Lascelles, media officer at the City of London Corporation.

Tel- 020 7332 1754

Email- susanna.lascelles@cityoflondon.gov.uk

About the City of London CorporationThe City of London Corporation, headed by the Lord Mayor, provides local government and policing services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the 'Square Mile'. In addition, the City Corporation has three roles: (1) To support and promote the ‘City’ as a world-leading financial and business hub, with outward and inward business delegations, high-profile civic events, research-driven policies all reflecting a long-term approach. See www.cityoflondon.gov.uk for more details. (2) to support London’s communities by working in partnership with neighbouring boroughs on economic regeneration, education and skills projects. In addition, the City of London Corporation’s charity City Bridge Trust aims to address disadvantage across Greater London through quality grant-making and related activities. It makes grants of c £20million per year to charitable projects in London. The Corporation also supports education with three independent schools, three City Academies, a primary school and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama. (3) To look after key London heritage and green spaces including Tower Bridge, Museum of London, Barbican Arts Centre, City gardens, Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest, Burnham Beeches, and important ‘commons’ in south London. And – with its heart in London’s Square Mile - we also support and promote the ‘City’ as a world-leading financial and business hub, with outward and inward business delegations, high-profile civic events, research-driven policies and a long-term approach. See www.cityoflondon.gov.uk for much more on our uniquely diverse role, including the City of London Police, etc.