London,
13
July
2018
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11:34
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London funder awards over £3.3m to 33 charities tackling inequality across the capital

The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, has awarded grants totalling over £3.3 million to 33 charities tackling inequality and disadvantage across London in its latest round of funding.

The grants include:

  • £120,000 to Root and Shoots in Lambeth to teach young people about biodiversity, the ‘green’ environment and the benefit of growing food locally;
  • £90,000 to Age UK Bexley for its ‘Men in Sheds’ project for older men to socialise and learn new skills through creative woodwork workshops; and
  • £145,000 to One-To-One, an organisation supporting people with learning difficulties to get more involved in community activities in Enfield, to create a ’Community Arts Hub’

An additional grant of £233,300 has been awarded to Prisoners Abroad to support destitute British citizens returning to London after imprisonment overseas.

City Bridge Trust has also awarded the Cranfield Trust £68,400 to provide managerial support and expertise to up to 32 London-based charities through its ‘Strive’ programme.

Alison Gowman, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust Committee, said:

“In our latest round of funding we have awarded grants to a wide variety of charities; from projects encouraging young people to take more care of the environment, to organisations helping men who’ve been homeless to rebuild their lives.

“We are funding charities working hard to tackle inequality in London, work which will really make an impact and change thousands of lives.

“City Bridge Trust is committed to tackling disadvantage across the capital and making London a fairer and better place to live.”

City Bridge Trust is London’s biggest independent grant giver, making grants of £20 million a year to tackle disadvantage across the capital. The Trust has awarded around 7,800 grants totalling over £380 million since it first began in 1995. It helps achieve the Corporation’s aim of changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of Londoners

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