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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 ascending Programme area Charity Location London Region Benefited Organisation type

FoodCycle
£122,200 over three years (£37,600; £38,900; £45,700) for expansion of FoodCycle’s work in London. The grant will contribute to the salaries of the Partnership & Social Franchise Manager, Head of Programmes, and the Youth & Community Engagement Manager.

£122,200 25/09/14 Reducing Poverty Tower Hamlets East London, North London Social Services

Positive East
£86,000 over two years (£47,000; £39,000) towards the salaries of a Clinical Psychologist and a Support Worker and costs of the Re:Assure project. The grant in yr 1 includes £9,500 for the creation, publication and dissemination of a Learning Resource aimed at professionals and charities working in this field.

£86,000 25/09/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Tower Hamlets East London, North London, South London, West London Health

Thames21 Ltd
£108,000 (£53,000; £55,000) for two further, and final, years towards the salary of a Project Officer and related costs of a scheme developing and supporting local volunteers to improve the Thames and London’s waterways.

£108,000 25/09/14 Improving London's Environment City East London, North London, South London, West London Environment

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

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

Redbridge Foodbank
£58,200 over three years (£18,800; £19,400; £20,000) towards the salary costs of the Project Manager (4dpw) to continue and develop the "People in Crisis" project, subject to quarterly management accounts in year 1.

£58,200 25/09/14 Reducing Poverty Redbridge East London Social Services

St Luke's Hospice (Harrow and Brent)
£124,000 (£47,000; £43,000; £34,000) over three years towards the salary and project costs of extending support to carers aged 65+, including the development of Community Support and Community Link Volunteers, but excluding social event costs. The grant is conditional on the balance of full project costs being raised.

£124,000 25/09/14 Older Londoners Brent West London Health

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

Training Link
£34,500 over three years (£11,000; £11,500; £12,000) towards ESOL tutor fees, course accreditation and project running costs, up to Level 2 standard.

£34,500 25/09/14 English for Speakers of Other Languages Camden Central London Employment & Training

Choices Islington
£48,600 over three years (£19,400; £14,400; £14,800) towards two part-time counsellors’ salaries and related support costs for work in HMP Holloway.

£48,600 25/09/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Islington Central London Health

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

Irish in Britain
£68,900 over three years (£23,100; £22,700; £23,100) towards the part-time (18.5hpw) salary of a Volunteer Co-ordinator plus associated running costs of a project helping to reduce isolation amongst elders from the Irish community who are living with dementia and their carers.

£68,900 25/09/14 Older Londoners Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Limehouse Project
£70,800 over three years (£23,200; £23,450; 24,150) for the salary and related costs of a part-time (21hpw) Money and Debt Advisor.

£70,800 25/09/14 Reducing Poverty Tower Hamlets East London Social Services

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

Carers Network Westminster
£122,800 over three years (£37,800; £42,000; £43,000) towards the costs of the EoL Support Worker, respite breaks and events for Eol Carers, subject to receipt of signed accounts for 2013.

£122,800 16/07/14 Older Londoners Westminster Central London, West London Social Services

Disability Rights UK
£80,000 over two years (2 x £40,000) towards a quarter of the total salary and related running costs of information and advice services, in order to benefit disabled Londoners.

£80,000 16/07/14 Reducing Poverty Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Tikva
£70,500 over three years (£22,800; £23,500; £24,200) towards work to support disabled adults make the transition to independent living. The grant is conditional on raising the balance of funding from other sources and providing signed accounts for 2012.

£70,500 16/07/14 Making London More Inclusive Hackney East London, North London Religion

Age UK Camden (AUC)
£75,000 over two years (£50,000; £25,000) towards the salary costs of two full-time Development Co-ordinators to develop and expand the Open Doors London service.

£75,000 16/07/14 Older Londoners Camden East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Voluntary Action Lewisham
£150,000 over three years (3 x £50,000) for the salary of a p/t (28hpw) Development Officer and the operational/delivery costs of a project to improve the evaluation and marketing skills in small organisations in Lewisham.

£150,000 16/07/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Lewisham East London Organisational Support

Construction Youth Trust
£84,000 over 3 years (£27,500; £28,000; £28,500) for the costs of the Toolkit for Life project for young Londoners.

£84,000 16/07/14 Resettlement and Rehabilitation of Offenders Camden Central London, East London Employment & Training

YouthNet
£44,700, for a third and final year, towards the costs of the Live Chat service providing advice and support to young Londoners with mental health needs.

£44,700 16/07/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography & The Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes
£120,400 over three years (£28,337; £45,666; £46,397) towards 15hpw of the Youth Development Programme Officer’s salary and running costs of a youth development programme for victims of trafficking living in London.

£120,400 16/07/14 Making London Safer Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Harrow Law Centre
£77,700 over three years (£26,100; £25,700; £25,900) towards the salary and on-costs of a part-time (3 dpw) Solicitor to provide legal advice and representation on issues relating to housing and related debt.

£77,700 16/07/14 Reducing Poverty Harrow West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

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

The HARRP Trust
£109,000 over three years (£31,000; £35,500; £42,500) towards the salary of a full-time Employability Officer and running costs of the ‘Work Works’ project, conditional on receipt of a reserves policy.

£109,000 16/07/14 Resettlement and Rehabilitation of Offenders Haringey East London, North London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

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