Cash injection for School Food Matters from City Bridge Trust


The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, has awarded a grant of £88,840 to School Food Matters [Richmond] to provide food awareness training across London.

The grant will be used to help fund the Know Your Onions project. This scheme will work with 15 secondary schools in 5 London boroughs, developing food growing programmes so that pupils can better understand the benefits of fresh fruit and vegetables.

School Food Matters was founded in 2007 and aims to actively engage parents and head teachers about the quality and delivery of school meals and to help provide a better model to Local Authorities.

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 181 grants for a total amount of £5,077,093 to organisations based in Richmond upon Thames.

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



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

School Food Matters - info@schoolfoodmatters.org, 020 8878 8333