Funding boost for Africa Advocacy from City Bridge Trust

The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, has awarded a grant of £106,500 to Africa Advocacy to provide more help for vulnerable women in London.

The grant will be used to provide support for young women aged 16-24 whose mental health has been adversely affected from having undergone FGM.

The project will offer one-to-one support, specialist counselling and run facilitated group work including the provision of arts-based therapeutic activities.

African Advocacy run several projects focused on: HIV prevention and support, training for employment, mental health wellbeing, and educating communities on the harmful impacts of female genital mutilation.

City Bridge Trust is the grant-making arm of Bridge House Estates which continues to maintain the bridges that cross the Thames into the City of London – including Tower Bridge – at no expense to the taxpayer.

For the past two decades, funds surplus to the bridge requirements have been used to support charitable activity across the capital. Awards totalling over £1/3 billion have been made to over 4,000 organisations working with the most disadvantaged people across every London borough. This has enabled many initiatives to grow and become an integral part of life in the capital. For more information, see


The City of London Corporation promotes responsible business in Lewisham through our funding for Heart of the City, which offers a free one-year support programme to businesses across London looking to start or grow their own Corporate Social Responsibility programmes.