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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 Location London Region Benefited Organisation typesort descending

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

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

Tree Council
£47,000 over nineteen months (£30,000; £17,000) towards the salary and running costs of working with Tree Warden volunteers planting 'edible hedges' in parks and open spaces with local community groups in London.

£47,000 27/09/12 Growing Localities Southwark North London, South London, West London Environment

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

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

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

Heart of the City
£108,000 over two years (£51,000; £57,000) towards the full-time salary and associated running costs of a Project Manager.

£108,000 18/04/13 Strengthening the Third Sector City Central London, North London Environment

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

Soil Association
£90,000 over two years (2 x £45,000) towards an environmental education project around food and farming.

£90,000 08/07/10 London's Environment Outside London South London, West London Environment

Trees for Cities
£100,000 over two years (2 x £50,000) towards salary and project costs to provide work based Level 1 horticultural training for 120 long-term unemployed and socially excluded young adults.

£100,000 31/10/12 Growing Localities Lambeth East London, North London, South London, West London Environment

Vauxhall City Farm
£116,400 over three years (£38,300; £38,800; £39,300) towards the salary of the full-time Youth & Education Manager and education programme costs. The grant is conditional upon a satisfactory constitution being in place.

£116,400 16/07/14 Improving London's Environment Lambeth Central London, South London Environment

Essex Wildlife Trust
£50,000 towards facilities for the disabled at the proposed Visitor Centre in Hornchurch Country Park, conditional upon the balance of funding being secured.

£50,000 27/09/12 Accessible London Outside London East London Environment

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

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

Myatt's Fields Park Project
£50,000 over two years (£24,000; £26,000) for the salary of a part-time (21 hpw) Community Gardener, and towards running costs to develop and sustain local food growing projects in north Lambeth and Southwark, subject to the Trust not being the largest single funder in year 2, and receipt of independently examined and satisfactory financial statements for the year ended 31st July 2012.

£50,000 13/02/13 Growing Localities Lambeth Central London Environment

Organiclea
£84,400 over three years (£27,900; £28,000; £28,500) towards the salary and support costs of a Community Development and Training Worker and an Outreach Gardens Training and Development Worker (2.5 days per week each) on condition that the balance of project funds be raised.

£84,400 20/10/11 London's Environment Waltham Forest East London, North London Environment

Trees for Cities
£150,000 over three years (3 x £50,000) towards staffing and associated costs of developing and sustaining edible playgrounds in 20 London schools. The grant in years two and three is subject to securing the balance of funds needed to make the project viable.

£150,000 25/09/14 Improving London's Environment Lambeth East London, North London, South London, West London Environment

Froglife Trust
£77,000 over three years (£35,000; £21,000; £21,000) towards the costs of the Dragon Finder project, including a p/t (3dpw) Project Assistant.

£77,000 27/09/12 London's Environment Outside London East London, North London, South London, West London Environment

Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
£135,000 over three years (3 x £45,000) towards the costs of an environmental education project on the Colne Valley.

£135,000 02/12/10 London's Environment Outside London West London Environment

Organiclea
£99,000 over two years (£44,500; £54,500) towards 3 part-time salaries and project running costs to benefit 98 disadvantaged individuals; and the wages of 2 part-time apprentices with on-costs.

£99,000 31/10/12 Growing Localities Waltham Forest East London, North London Environment

SETPOINT London East
£40,000 over two years (2 x £20,000) towards the salary and running costs of environmental workshops for children at the Soanes Centre, conditional on the City Bridge Trust not being the organisation's single largest funder in any year.

£40,000 30/10/13 London's Environment Tower Hamlets East London Environment

Walworth Garden Farm
£62,500 over two years (2 x £31,250) towards salary and project costs required to deliver horticultural work training opportunities to 60 young people with additional needs in partnership with RBS.

£62,500 31/10/12 Growing Localities Southwark Central London Environment

Creekside Education Trust
£20,000 over three years (£4,000; £8,000; £8,000) towards the set-up and salary costs of two part-time Learning Deliverer/Outreach posts.

£20,000 30/06/11 London's Environment Lewisham East London, South London Environment

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

Sonshine Club
£33,700 over three years (£9,900; £12,900; £10,900) towards the running costs of the Grow to Eat – Eat to Grow project for young people aged 8-13.

£33,700 25/09/14 Improving London's Environment Hackney East London, North London Environment

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