London,
15
February
2016
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14:44
Europe/Amsterdam

Greenwich volunteer centre gets funding boost

A volunteer centre in Greenwich has been awarded £106,000 over two years to boost volunteering placements across the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

The funding was given to Volunteer Centre Greenwich by the City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust.

It will cover the full-time salary and associated running costs of a project to increase the quantity and quality of volunteering placements in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

The number of people coming forward to volunteer is increasing and so is the demand from local organisations –this project gives volunteer-using organisations the training and information they need to make sure they are offering volunteers a good quality experience.

City Bridge Trust has awarded 132 grants totalling over £ 4,700,000 to organisations based in Greenwich – and over £324million to groups across London in the last 20 years.

The Trust is the City of London’s Corporation charity and London’s biggest independent grant giver, making grants of £20 million a year to tackle disadvantage across the capital.

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

Notes to editors

About the City of London Corporation

The City of London Corporation provides local government and policing services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the 'Square Mile'. In addition, the City Corporation has three roles:

  • We support London’s communities by working in partnership with neighbouring boroughs on economic regeneration, education and skills projects. In addition, the City of London Corporation’s charity City Bridge Trust makes grants of more than £15 million annually to charitable projects across London and we also support education with three independent schools, three City Academies, a primary school and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
  • We also help look after key London’s heritage and green spaces including Tower Bridge, Museum of London, Barbican Arts Centre, City gardens, Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest, Burnham Beeches, and important ‘commons’ in south London.
  • We also support and promote the ‘City’ as a world-leading financial and business hub, with outward and inward business delegations, high-profile civic events and research-driven policies all reflecting a long-term approach.