Funding boost for Highbury Round House from City Bridge Trust


The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, has awarded a grant of £100,000 to Highbury Round House to provide vital community facilities to residents in Islington and North London.

Highbury Roundhouse was set up in 1974 to meet the needs of young people in the area. Since then it has grown and developed into a thriving community centre, which provides facilities and activities for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Since their previous building was demolished in 2013, the organisation has been based in temporary locations, but is now planning to build a new centre on the existing site. The grant from City Bridge Trust will pay for work to make the new community centre accessible for all users including those who require wheelchair access.

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 515 grants for a total amount of £32,272,587 to organisations based in Islington.

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

Highbury Round House – admin@highbury-roundhouse.org.uk, 020 7359 5916