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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 areasort descending Charity Location London Region Benefited Organisation type

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

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

Federation of London Youth Clubs (London Youth)
£55,000 for a third and final year's support of the Urban Nature initiative, subject to receipt of a satisfactory final report on the previous grant. The grant will provide for the salary costs of a f/t Project Co-ordinator plus associated support and delivery costs.

£55,000 18/04/13 London's Environment Hackney East London, North London, South London, West London Organisational Support

Science Museum
£54,000 (£18,000, £18,000, £18,000) over 3 years towards the costs of an outreach programme inspiring students to become Climate Change advocates in London.

£54,000 03/06/10 London's Environment Kensington & Chelsea East London, North London, South London, West London Culture & Recreation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St Paul's Community Centre
£23,400 over three years (£7900; £7800; £7700) for a part-time Gardener and Caterpillar Club Coordinator.

£23,400 18/07/12 London's Environment Lambeth Central London, South 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

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

EcoActive Education Services
£84,000 over three years (£27,440; £28,000; £28,560) towards the salary and on-costs of a Senior Education Officer to deliver a whole-school and community project to prevent food, energy, paper and packaging waste in N London.

£84,000 13/02/13 London's Environment Hackney Central London, East London, North London Environment

Manna
£28,400 over three years (£9,000; £10,200; £9,200) towards the salary and running costs to continue and develop a forest garden.

£28,400 30/06/11 London's Environment Islington Central London, North London Religion

Garden Classroom
£25,000 towards the salary and on costs of the Chief Executive to consolidate and deliver an environmental programme in North East London.

£25,000 18/04/13 London's Environment Islington Central London, East London Environment

Otesha Project UK
£11,950 for a third and final year's support to continue and expand the Change Projects Programme working with young people, subject to receipt of a satisfactory monitoring report for Year 2 of the previous grant.

£11,950 27/09/12 London's Environment Tower Hamlets East London, North London, South London, West London Environment

ShareAction
£117,000 over three years (£38,000; £39,000; £40,000) towards the salary and costs of a three year programme of environmental education for London's residents.

£117,000 30/10/13 London's Environment Southwark East London, North London, South London, West London Environment

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
£60,000 over three years (£19,750; £19,750; £20,500) for the salary and on-costs of a part-time (15 hpw) Education Officer, conditional upon further funding being secured, such that the Trust is not the single largest funder in any financial period.

£60,000 15/03/12 London's Environment Lambeth Central London Environment

Garden Museum
£60,000 over three years (£19,700; £20,000; £20,300) for the salary of a p/t (3 days per week) Schools and Community Officer and associated running costs.

£60,000 20/01/11 London's Environment Lambeth Central London Culture & Recreation

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