Funding boost for St Augustine’s Community Care from City Bridge Trust
The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, has awarded a grant of £99,500 to St Augustine’s Community Care Trust to provide more help delivering vital dementia care at its Homelink Day Respite Centre.
The grant will be used towards the continued development and expansion of organisations work with dementia patients 75 and over, with particular reference to those exhibiting challenging behaviour, and their older carers.
Based in the London Borough of Richmond, St Augustine’s Community Care Trust works with local people across several West London boroughs. They provide 125 places of respite each week to elderly people, with plans to increase the amount of places currently available.
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.
Between September 1995 and March 2015, City Bridge Trust 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, see www.citybridgetrust.org.uk
The City of London Corporation recognises responsible business excellence in Richmond through our Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards scheme.