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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 amountsort ascending Date awarded Programme area Charity Location London Region Benefited Organisation type

Hampstead Heath Charitable Trust
£3,000,000 over three years (3 x £1,000,000) towards a wide programme of environmental education and biodiversity services within open spaces across London, subject to the approval of the Court of Common Council.

£3,000,000 28/04/11 London's Environment City Central London, East London, North London Environment

Barbican Centre Trust Limited
£1,501,600 (£750,800, £750,800) towards the costs of the Creative Learning community arts programme benefitting East Londoners, subject to the approval of the Court of Common Council.

£1,501,600 02/12/10 Exceptional Grants City East London, North London, South London, West London Culture & Recreation

Epping Forest Charitable Trust
£388,000 over one year towards Epping Forest and Hampstead Heath’s volunteering programmes which will increase Londoners’ skills, knowledge and understanding of the green environment and biodiversity.

£388,000 13/03/14 Improving London's Environment City Central London, East London, North London Environment

Guildhall School Trust
£370,200 towards the disability access elements of the capital development costs of Milton Court.

£370,200 29/11/12 Accessible London City East London, North London, South London, West London Culture & Recreation

Barbican Centre Trust Limited
£250,000 towards Creative Learning projects in East London, building on the work supported by City Bridge Trust between 2011-13, conditional on BCT raising the balance of funding from other sources.

£250,000 13/02/13 Exceptional Grants City East London, North London, South London, West London Culture & Recreation

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

Kensington and Chelsea Social Council
£198,300 over three years (£66,500; £65,550; £66,250) towards a project increasing the number and the skills base of individuals volunteering as trustees in Kensington & Chelsea.

£198,300 07/09/11 Strengthening the Third Sector Kensington & Chelsea Central London Organisational Support

Trussell Trust
£195,000 over three years (3 x £65,000) towards the f/t salaries of a London Network Manager and a London Development Officer.

£195,000 30/10/13 Bridging Communities Lambeth East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Kingston Voluntary Action
£195,000 over three years (3 x £65,000) towards Superhighways, an ICT project supporting voluntary and community organisations in six boroughs in South London.

£195,000 03/10/13 Strengthening the Third Sector Kingston South London Organisational Support

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

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
£180,000 over two years (£90,000; £90,000) towards the salary costs of two of the Protect and Respect case-workers.

£180,000 25/09/14 Making London Safer Hackney East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Service
£180,000 over three years (£68,000; £56,000; £56,000) towards the salary of a f/t Development Worker to deliver support and training on finance, monitoring, and impact reporting.

£180,000 27/11/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Tower Hamlets East London Other

Ealing Mencap
A grant of £179,100 over three years (£62,800; £57,500; £58,800) towards a project supporting young people with learning disabilities through the transition to adulthood in the boroughs of Ealing, Harrow and Brent, on condition that a satisfactory monitoring and evaluation framework is provided.

£179,100 30/06/11 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Ealing West London Social Services

London Symphony Orchestra Limited
£172,000 over three years (£54,000; £58,000; £60,000) towards the delivery and evaluation of LSO Create: creative music making activity for adults with learning disabilities at LSO St Luke's, the Barbican and in residential/day care centres.

£172,000 10/04/14 Making London More Inclusive City East London, North London, South London, West London Culture & Recreation

Back-Up Trust
£165,600 over 3 years (£54,100; £55,200: £56,300) towards salaries, project costs and overheads to support Londoners with a spinal cord injury.

£165,600 25/09/14 Making London More Inclusive Wandsworth East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG)
£165,000 over three years (3 x £55,000) for the ‘Valuing Volunteers Project’ with funding to cover the costs of a part-time (0.7 FTE) project manager and support costs.

£165,000 27/11/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Employment & Training

FareShare
£165,000 over three years (£60,000; £55,000; £50,000) towards the salary costs of a London Development Manager plus running costs of a project creating satellite distribution centres in London.

£165,000 15/05/14 Reducing Poverty Lewisham East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Volunteer Centre Greenwich
£162,000 over three years (£55,000; £53,000; £54,000) towards the full time salary and associated running costs of a project increasing the number and the quality of volunteering placements in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

£162,000 31/10/12 Strengthening the Third Sector Greenwich East London Organisational Support

Inclusion London
£161,400 over three years (£54,500; £53,300: £53,600) towards the costs of a p/t (3dpw) Business and Finance Advisor for Deaf and disabled people's organisations in London, together with other project and support costs, subject to confirmation of the renewal of funding from London Councils.

£161,400 31/10/12 Strengthening the Third Sector Hackney East London, North London, South London, West London Organisational Support

Southwark Citizens Advice Bureaux Services
£160,600 over 3 years (£52,750; £53,250; £54,600) for the salary of a f/t Advice Worker plus related operational costs.

£160,600 16/07/14 Reducing Poverty Southwark Central London, East London, South London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Age UK Merton
£158,300 over three years (£51,600; £52,600; £54,100) for the salary of a f/t Health Programme Officer plus related project costs of the Active Life health programme in Merton.

£158,300 25/09/14 Older Londoners Merton South London Health

ClientEarth
£157,500 over three years (£51,000; £52,500; £54,000) for an educational programme to promote the improvement of air quality in London, on condition that the grant is not used for political campaigning. Years 2 and 3 are conditional on a satisfactory report for the previous year being provided.

£157,500 17/11/11 London's Environment Hackney East London, North London, South London, West London Environment

Hackney Council for Voluntary Service
£157,000 over three years (£52,000; £52,000; £53,000) towards the part-time salary (0.6FTE) of an Organisation Development Officer, plus management and project running costs of a capacity building programme helping frontline organisations improve their monitoring, evaluation and impact reporting, and their financial management skills.

£157,000 25/09/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Hackney East London Other

HAVCO
£156,500 over three years (£51,800; £52,000; £52,700) for the salary of a f/t Volunteer Centre Manager and project costs to improve the quality of volunteering opportunities and management in Havering.

£156,500 25/09/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Havering East London Other

Advocacy Project
£156,000 over three years (£58,000, £52,000, £46,000) towards the salary and associated running costs of a programme of work to enable advocacy projects improve the quality of their evaluation systems.

£156,000 18/07/12 Strengthening the Third Sector Islington Central London, North London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

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