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Charity Chooser

This resource is designed to provide a list of charitable organisations working to benefit the inhabitants of Greater London. The list below features organisations that have received a grant from the City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust for a specific project. Each organisation funded by City Bridge Trust goes through a rigorous assessment process, which includes a visit from one of the Trust’s grants officers and a careful examination of its financial position. The final decision regarding each application for funding is made by the City Bridge Trust Committee. This comprises Members of the City of London Corporation, which is the sole trustee of City Bridge Trust. To find out more about the application process, please visit City Bridge Trust.

We hope that this database will provide a way for individual donors or networks, who are inspired to give, to find and connect with charitable organisations working in London. The list can be filtered based on type of organisation, programme area and location. The list will be updated periodically to reflect the latest grants given by City Bridge Trust.

Please note: Organisations listed on this database have not been verified or checked by and are in no way affiliated with City Philanthropy. It is recommended that each donor researches charities thoroughly before making any donation or commitment.

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Organisation Grant amount Date awarded Programme area Charity Locationsort descending London Region Benefited Organisation type

A Rocha UK
£35,000 over two years (£20,000; £15,000) for the salary and on costs of a part time project manager to develop a community garden located in Southwark subject to the receipt of a satisfactory financial update on the repayment of outstanding loans.

£35,000 21/01/10 London's Environment Hounslow Central London Environment

Hestia Housing & Support
£50,000 over three years (£19,500; £19,000; £11,500) towards the salaries of a GP ReConnect Co-ordinator (12 hours per week) and a Volunteering Development Manager (3 hours per week) together with on costs; conditional on the charity raising the balance of funding from other sources.

£50,000 18/04/13 Older Londoners Hounslow West London Housing & Homelessness

Volunteer Centre Hounslow
£141,100 over 3 years (£45,300; £46,300; £49,500) for a full-time Good Practice Officer together with on-costs and project running costs in order to improve volunteer management in the London Borough of Hounslow.

£141,100 15/05/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Hounslow West London Organisational Support

CVS Hounslow
£138,000 over three years (3 x £46,000) for a full time Fundraising and Finance Officer to support voluntary organisations in Hounslow.

£138,000 20/01/11 Strengthening the Third Sector Hounslow West London Organisational Support

Hounslow Youth Counselling Service
£69,000 over three years (£24,000; £22,000; £23,000) for the costs of providing counselling sessions for young people.

£69,000 31/05/12 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Hounslow West London Health

CB Hounslow Football Club
£435 for an access audit.

£435 18/07/12 Accessible London Hounslow West London Health

Speak Out Hounslow
£66,680 over three years (£22,000; £22,230; £22,450) to develop your support for adults with learning disabilities to make informed choices and develop independent living skills.

£66,680 28/04/11 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Hounslow West London Social Services

Isleworth Explorers Club
£24,000 over three years (£10,000; £8,000; £6,000) towards arts and sports based activities for young people with special needs and disabilities.

£24,000 26/04/12 Accessible London Hounslow West London Social Services

Green Candle Dance Company
£105,000 over three years (£35,000 x 3) towards the costs of the Dance for Health and Wellbeing Programme on condition that funding is used for activities with the over 75s only.

£105,000 25/09/14 Older Londoners Tower Hamlets Central London, East London, North London Culture & Recreation

The Switchback Initiative (known as Switchback)
£96,000 over three years (£31,000; £32,000; £33,000) towards the salary and running costs of a Switchback Mentor to provide long-term, semi-therapeutic relationships for young adult offenders from London.

£96,000 09/01/14 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Tower Hamlets Central London, East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Vallance Community Sports Association Ltd
£38,850 (3 x £12,950) towards a Project Manager (12 hours per week) leading the "Sports Access for All" programme.

£38,850 31/05/12 Accessible London Tower Hamlets East London Culture & Recreation

Wadajir Somali Community
£16,800 for a third and final year's support for the salary of a part time co-ordinator and running costs of weekly lunch club activities for older people in the Somali community.

£16,800 17/11/11 Older Londoners Tower Hamlets East London Social Services

Women's Environmental Network Trust
£82,100 over three years (£32,300; £24,300; £25,500) towards the delivery of the Spice it Up! programme. The grant is conditional upon the Trust not being the organisation's largest single funder in years 2 & 3.

£82,100 17/11/11 London's Environment Tower Hamlets East London Environment

Centrepoint Soho
£208,400 over three years (£56,000; £76,000; £76,400) towards the salaries of two Dual Diagnostic Practitioners and related costs.

£208,400 27/11/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Tower Hamlets East London, North London, South London, West London Health

City Gateway
£126,500 over three years (£41,000; £42,000; £43,500) towards the salary and associated running costs of a Personal & Social Development Co-ordinator to run a leadership volunteering programme for disadvantaged women in Tower Hamlets.

£126,500 09/05/13 Bridging Communities Tower Hamlets East London Economic & Social Development

Council of Somali Organisations (CSO)
£100,000 over two years (2 x £50,000) towards the salary and associated running costs of a Business Development Manager (3 days per week) and a Research Development Officer (2 days per week). The grant is conditional on a Director with the requisite financial skills being appointed and is to be paid in monthly instalments.

£100,000 13/03/14 Strengthening the Third Sector Tower Hamlets East London, North London, South London, West London Other

Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
£49,050 over three years (£19,050; £15,000; £15,000) towards the costs of a full time (37.5 hours per week) Training, Leisure Learning and Community Consultancy Coordinator to develop the charity’s environmental education services.

£49,050 10/04/14 Improving London's Environment Tower Hamlets East London, North London, South London Environment

Living Streets
£135,860 over three years (£43,370; £45,270; £47,220) for a project to improve knowledge and action for a better walking environment in London.

£135,860 20/01/11 London's Environment Tower Hamlets East London, North London, South London, West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

MADE in Europe
£38,550 for 1 year for the production of a green guide and accredited scheme for mosques and Islamic groups and for supporting young people promoting environmental awareness within Muslim communities.

£38,550 26/04/12 London's Environment Tower Hamlets East London, North London, South London, West London Environment

SSBA Community Trust
£37,880 over two years (£18,750; £19,130) to run English Language and sewing classes twice a week for isolated women, subject to receipt of satisfactory audited accounts for the period to 31st March 2013.

£37,880 28/11/13 Bridging Communities Tower Hamlets East London Social Services

Women's Environmental Network Trust
£10,000 over two years (£2 x 5,000) towards the salary and project costs to provide a package of outreach support to four BAME women-led community food growing projects in Tower Hamlets.

£10,000 10/01/13 Growing Localities Tower Hamlets East London Social Services

Ability Bow
£86,700 over three years (£27,500; £27,600; £31,600) for a Development Instructor (21 hours per week) and other costs of a project, providing regular, supervised and affordable exercise sessions for people with disabilities and chronic health conditions in Tower Hamlets and Hackney, as well as disability awareness training at mainstream leisure facilities in these boroughs.

£86,700 17/02/11 Accessible London Tower Hamlets East London Health

MADE in Europe
£79,200 over two years (£39,300; £39,900) towards the salaries of a Project Manager (3 dpw) and Outreach Worker (2 dpw) and costs of rolling out the Green Guide and Award scheme to support London's mosques and other Islamic groups to become more environmentally friendly.

£79,200 28/11/13 London's Environment Tower Hamlets East London, North London, South London, West London Environment

Providence Row
£52,600 over 3 years (£18,000; £18,000; £16,600) towards the costs of engaging homeless people in food growing initiatives

£52,600 27/11/14 Improving London's Environment Tower Hamlets Central London, East London, North London, South London, West London Housing & Homelessness

London Air Ambulance
£180,000 over three years (3 x £60,000) for the salary and associated costs of a full time Patient Liaison Nurse.

£180,000 31/10/12 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Tower Hamlets East London, North London, South London, West London Health

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