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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 awardedsort descending Programme area Charity Location London Region Benefited Organisation type

Muslim Mediation Service
£40,000 over two years (2 x £20,000) towards a community mediation project involving young Muslims. The grant is to be released in six monthly instalments.

£40,000 01/03/07 Leadership & Reconciliation Newham East London Social Services

LGBT Consortium
£60,000 over two years (2 x £30,000) towards a leadership development programme in connection with the London LGBT Youth Council.

£60,000 05/04/07 Leadership & Reconciliation Southwark East London, North London, South London, West London Organisational Support

Ealing Mediation Service
£32,775 over two years (£13,275; £19,500) towards the development of young people in school by teaching Conflict Resolution (Mediation) Skills enabling them to establish a successful Peer Mediation Scheme in school.

£32,775 25/11/08 Bridging Communities Ealing West London Social Services

Green Thing (Green Thing Trust for Green Thing Limited)
£25,000 to support Green Thing's mission in London to promote a greener life and greater environmental awareness among Londoners.

£25,000 22/01/09 London's Environment Westminster East London, North London, South London, West London Environment

Ethiopian Community in Britain
£63,000 over three years (£20,400; £21,000; £21,600) towards the part-time salary of a Young People's Support Worker assisting young refugees and asylum seekers from the Ethiopian community in transition from being in care to adulthood, conditional on receipt of satisfactory audited accounts for the year 2007-08. Each quarterly instalment of the grant to be subject to the receipt of satisfactory management accounts.

£63,000 22/01/09 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Camden North London Social Services

Age UK Hackney
£50,000 over two years (2 x £25,000) for a final two years' contribution to the Chief Officer's salary costs.

£50,000 22/01/09 Older Londoners Hackney East London Social Services

Chinese Information and Advice Centre
£30,000 over two years (2 x £15,000) towards the salary of the Sunflower Support Programme Co-ordinator and some running costs subject to the receipt of satisfactory signed audited accounts for 2007/08.

£30,000 22/01/09 Special Edition Westminster East London, North London, South London, West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Catch22 Charity Limited
£120,000 over three years (3 x £40,000) for the salary of a full-time Family Support Worker plus a contribution to running/operational costs.

£120,000 22/01/09 Special Edition Southwark Central London Social Services

Advocacy Project - Camden & Westminster Citizen Advocacy
£120,000 (3 x £40,000) towards the salary and associated running costs of an advocacy service supporting adults with learning disabilities in Camden, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea in increasing their independence.

£120,000 19/02/09 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Kensington & Chelsea Central London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

London Centre for Personal Safety
£50,000 over two years (£24,000; £26,000) for the costs of providing personal safety and self-defence training for 280 young women in London.

£50,000 19/02/09 Special Edition Hammersmith & Fulham East London, North London, South London, West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre
£64,500 over three years (£21,000; £21,500; £22,000) for a part time post and associated costs of a psychotherapist to work with sexually abused young women and to provide a support group for parents. Increased ny £4,925 at Committee for the pruchase of carpet and furnishings. Therefore, total amount approved was £69,425.

£69,425 26/03/09 Special Edition Croydon South London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

London Jewish Cultural Centre
£2,875 for an access audit of Ivy House.

£2,875 26/03/09 Accessible London Barnet North London Religion

Copenhagen Youth Project
£24,000 over 18mths towards the costs of providing a series of workshops to build young people's skills in avoiding violence.

£24,000 26/03/09 Special Edition Islington Central London, East London Social Services

Beatbullying
£147,000 over three years (3×£49,000) for a targeted programme in three Croydon secondary schools working with young people at risk of involvement in violence and gangs.

£147,000 07/05/09 Special Edition Bromley South London Health

Nia Project
£150,000 over 3 years (£50,000; £47,000; £48,000 plus £5,000 for evaluation) for work with young people, parents and professionals tackling gender violence.

£150,000 07/05/09 Special Edition Hackney Central London, East London, North London Social Services

Redbridge Action Against Domestic Abuse (RAADA)
£60,000 over three years (£22,000; £19,000; £19,000) for the salary of a part-time (17.5 hrs) Children's Support Worker and some running costs for the Outreach Service.

£60,000 07/05/09 Special Edition Redbridge East London Social Services

KIDS
£130,000 over three years (£45,000; £45,000; £40,000) towards the salary and related running costs of a mentoring project to enable disabled young people support their peers in making effective transitions from childhood to adulthood.

£130,000 07/05/09 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Camden East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Ormiston Children & Families Trust
£59,500 over two years (£35,100; £24,400) towards the 'London Links' project supporting the mental health needs of children who have a parent in prison.

£59,500 04/06/09 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Outside London East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Community Transport Association UK
£90,000 over two years (£60,000; £30,000) towards the continued strategic development of community transport services across Greater London, subject to the receipt of a satisfactory monitoring report on the final year of the current grant.

£90,000 04/06/09 Accessible London Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Organisational Support

Kentish Town Community Centre
£50,000 towards the access elements of the redevelopment of Kentish Town Community Centre, on condition that the required balance can be raised and that a lease of between 20 and 25 years is granted by LB Camden.

£50,000 04/06/09 Accessible London Camden Central London Social Services

Furniture Aid South Thames
£23,000 for a third and final year's contribution to the salary of the Project Manager.

£23,000 02/07/09 London's Environment Lambeth East London, North London, South London, West London Environment

Mildmay Community Partnership
£50,000 towards the capital costs of disabled access facilities, subject to sufficient funds being raised to make the project viable.

£50,000 02/07/09 Accessible London Islington Central London, East London, North London Social Services

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
£90,000 over 3 years (£30,000, £30,000, £30,000) towards the costs of a project developing youth ambassadors and helping them to engage with policy makers in South East London.

£90,000 02/07/09 Bridging Communities Lewisham Central London, East London Education

Parish Church of St Alban, Protomartyr, Romford
£19,700 towards the costs of making the church hall at the Parish Church of St. Alban, Romford accessible, subject to planning permission being obtained.

£19,700 02/07/09 Accessible London Havering East London Religion

St Barnabas Church
£50,000 towards building works to improve disabled access provision to the community hall at St. Barnabas Church, subject to the balance of funding being secured.

£50,000 10/09/09 Accessible London Redbridge East London Religion

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