Cash boost for Baytree Centre from City Bridge Trust


The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, has awarded a grant of £108,900 to the Baytree Centre [Brixton] to provide vital community services to disadvantaged Londoners.

The grant will fund the Centre’s English Breakthrough project. This supports local women to improve their English language skills, enabling them to participate in the wider community and access services.

The Baytree Centre provides educational workshops, social activities and employment support to disadvantaged young women and families in South London.

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.

Between September 1995 and March 2015 Over the last 20 years, City Bridge Trust has awarded 329 grants for a total amount of £15,473,719 to organisations based in Lambeth

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