London’s largest independent grant giver launches new website

City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust has today launched its new and improved website.

Developed over the past 6 months by digital experts Luminous Design and the City Bridge Trust team, many key aspects of the user experience have been improved, including streamlined access for mobile and tablet devices, and a much cleaner layout of design and content that is more intuitive for users.

This is the first phase of development for the website, with further phases planned over the next few months.

Visitors to the website will have easier access to grant applications, news and contact details.

As well as information on the Trust’s grant making programmes details of the City of London Corporation’s Social Investment Board which the Trust manages, and information on initiatives to encourage charitable giving in the City through City Philanthropy: A Wealth of Opportunity can be found on the website.

Some of the new website features include:

  • ‘Grants Awarded’ search- search for previous grants awarded to thousands of organisations across London
  • Grantee videos produced in partnership with the Media Trust
  • Learning portal with information for potential and existing grantees
  • News and events page

David Farnsworth, Director of the City Bridge Trust said:

“It is important for us to engage Londoners through our digital channels and to make sure our website is accessible and simple to use. The introduction of the new features, easier navigation and the new look and feel will not only improve the user journey but make the website much more helpful for those looking for information on what we do, grant applications and news.”

City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, 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 a third of a billion pounds to organisations across the capital between since 1995.

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