City launches 2018 funding programme supporting communities, culture and education across the capital
A grants scheme designed to change the lives of Londoners and improve the environment is now open for applications.
The Central Grants Programme is a City of London Corporation-run grants scheme supporting community, cultural, environmental, educational and employment projects across London.
The Programme is now open for applications under three of its programmes Education and Employment, Inspiring London through Culture and Stronger Communities.
The funding scheme is open to charitable and educational organisations, and for certain programmes, individuals.
The three funding schemes open for applications are:
- Stronger communities
Grants issued through the ‘Stronger Communities’ theme will be awarded to projects or services that are being delivered for the benefit of communities or residents within the City of London and its housing estates across seven London boroughs.
- Inspiring London through culture
Through the Central Grants Programme’s “Inspiring London through culture” theme, the City of London Corporation will fund a wide range of organisations, large and small, which enrich the Square Mile’s cultural offer and which need extra support or sponsorship to help initiatives to develop.
- Education and employment support
Grants issued through the ‘Education and employment support’ theme will be awarded to further the education of people attending or proposing to attend secondary, further or higher educational institutions.
Grants are also available to staff at maintained schools and academies in London for studies which furthers their development as teachers.
The Central Grants programme is run by City Bridge Trust. Alison Gowman, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust committee, said:
“This programme is hugely diverse, looking to benefit a wide range of areas in London, from people and places, to culture and communities.
“It’s a great opportunity for charities and educational organisations across the capital and now is the time to apply, to set a small bit of time aside to make potentially a huge difference.”
Deadlines for applications:
- Education and employment support: 25 May 2018
- Stronger Communities: 29 June 2018
- Inspiring London through Culture: 20 July 2018
In March 2017 eight cultural projects were the first to be awarded funding through the Central Grants Programme. They were awarded a total of £47,332 through the ‘Inspiring London Through Culture’ round of funding.
The funding went to a range or projects, from a unique Easter performance about the resurrection of Christ taking place at St Paul’s Cathedral to the expansion of a family festival offering architecturally inspired activities and workshops in the Square Mile.
For further information on the programme please visit the Central Grants Website here https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-the-city/community-work/Pages/central-grants-programme.aspx
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About the City of London Corporation:
The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. The City Corporation is supporting the Lord Mayor’s Appeal Green Ribbons Campaign.