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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

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

Translating & Interpreting Service (TIS)
£40,800 over two years (£20,200; £20,600) towards the costs of providing Entry Level 1-3 provision.

£40,800 16/07/14 English for Speakers of Other Languages Barking & Dagenham East London, North London Education

Friend Counselling (London) Limited
£135,300 (£43,500; £45,100; £46,700) towards the salary costs of the Volunteer Coordinator and Counselling Service Coordinator (up to a maximum of £30,000 per annum) plus clinical supervision, programme and management costs.

£135,300 16/07/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Health

Women's Therapy Centre
£120,000 over three years (£44,000; £40,000; £36,000) towards the salaries of a Community Development Therapist (15hrs/wk); Link Worker (17.5hrs/wk) and Therapists (371.5hrs/yr) and running costs of the Affirm project to provide psychotherapeutic support for women at risk of self-harm and suicide.

£120,000 19/06/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Health

Attention Deficit Disorders Uniting Parenting in Havering, Barking & Dagenham and the Surrounding Area (Add+up)
£94,000 over 3 years (£30,750; £31,250; £32,000) towards the salary costs of a full-time Development Manager.

£94,000 19/06/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Havering East London, North London Social Services

Race On The Agenda
£55,000 over one year towards the full-time salary and associated running costs of a Specialist Project Officer providing training, capacity building support and advice and information on the Equalities Act 2010. Release of the grant is subject to receipt of a satisfactory monitoring report for year 2 of the current grant.

£55,000 19/06/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

AVA (Against Violence and Abuse)
£127,500 over three years (£41,500; £39,400; £46,600) towards core costs, including the salaries of the Director (7.2hrs rising to 12hrs in year 3); Deputy Director(s) (12 hours reducing to 5.4 hours in years 2 and 3); and two administration posts (13.5 hrs), for AVA to support organisations and agencies in the field of domestic and sexual violence in London. The grant in year 3 is conditional upon sufficient funds being raised to make the work feasible.

£127,500 19/06/14 Making London Safer Hackney Central London, East London, North London, South London, West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Voice4Change England
£60,000 as a third year’s contribution towards the full-time salary and associated running costs of a project developing models of collaborative and partnership working.

£60,000 19/06/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Lambeth East London, North London, South London, West London Organisational Support

Tara Arts Group Ltd
£40,000 for the provision of a platform passenger lift to improve access for all users of the theatre.

£40,000 19/06/14 Making London More Inclusive Wandsworth East London, North London, South London Culture & Recreation

Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT) UK
£60,000 over three years (£20,000; £20,000; £20,000) towards the direct running costs of Cooking for Life Classes, including the cookery teacher.

£60,000 19/06/14 Reducing Poverty Hackney East London Social Services

Wilton's Music Hall Trust
£100,000 towards the costs of disabled access works in Phase 2 of the capital project.

£100,000 19/06/14 Making London More Inclusive Tower Hamlets East London, North London, South London Culture & Recreation

Enfield Voluntary Action
£123,000 over three years (£26,200; £48,200; £48,600) towards the salaries of a Community Accountant (20hrs) and Development and Funding Advice Manager (20hrs) and on-costs, to provide monitoring and evaluation and financial training support to voluntary and community organisations in Enfield.

£123,000 19/06/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Enfield North London Organisational Support

GlobalGiving UK
£79,450 over three years (£27,500; £25,850; £26,100) towards a part-time (0.56 FTE) Volunteer Coordinator Manager, plus running costs, in order to expand the GlobalGivingTime platform for London-focused charities.

£79,450 19/06/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Lambeth East London, North London, South London, West London Organisational Support

Healthy Living Projects Ltd
£85,000 over three years (£27,500; £28,300; £29,200) for the costs of increasing current nursing provision by two days per week plus a contribution to the HLP’s running costs, including the provision of alternative therapies.

£85,000 19/06/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Redbridge East London Health

Local Accountancy Project
£101,000 over three years (£35,400; £32,800; £32,800) for the part-time (28hpw) salary costs of a Business Support Manager and related project running costs.

£101,000 15/05/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Southwark Central London, East London, South London Organisational Support

Greenwich+Docklands Festivals
£50,000 over two years (£20,000; £30,000) towards the costs of work supporting large-scale outdoor performances in 2014 and 2015 led and created by Deaf and disabled Londoners.

£50,000 15/05/14 Making London More Inclusive Greenwich East London, North London, South London Culture & Recreation

WWV
£105,800 over three years (£37,100; £31,400; £37,300) for the full-time Volunteer Project London salary and running costs. Funding for year 2 and year 3 will be conditional upon the provision of measured evidence of reduced re-offending and improved mental wellbeing amongst its ‘volunteers’.

£105,800 15/05/14 Resettlement and Rehabilitation of Offenders Outside London East London, North London, South London Organisational Support

Disablement Association Hillingdon (DASH)
£90,000 over three years (£32,500; £29,500; £28,000) towards the salary costs of the full-time Activity Manager and associated project costs of the Activity Programme.

£90,000 15/05/14 Making London More Inclusive Hillingdon West London Social Services

Room to Heal
£120,000 over three years (£40,000; £40,000; £40,000) towards the salary costs of specialist therapeutic and support staff, therapeutic retreats and clinical supervision for therapeutic staff.

£120,000 15/05/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Contemporary Dance Trust
£55,000 towards the cost of refurbishing the lifts; updating and extending the hearing loop system; and making changes to fixtures and fittings to enhance accessibility for disabled visitors to The Place.

£55,000 15/05/14 Making London More Inclusive Camden East London, North London, South London, West London Culture & Recreation

Volunteer Centre Hounslow
£141,100 over 3 years (£45,300; £46,300; £49,500) for a full-time Good Practice Officer together with on-costs and project running costs in order to improve volunteer management in the London Borough of Hounslow.

£141,100 15/05/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Hounslow West London Organisational Support

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

Parents and Abducted Children Together (PACT)
£60,000 over two years (2 x £30,000) towards the establishment of an online Child Abduction Hub to improve the protection of children from abduction in London.

£60,000 15/05/14 Making London Safer Kensington & Chelsea East London, North London, South London, West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Prison Advice and Care Trust
£142,000 over two years (£67,000; £75,000) for the salary of a f/t Programme Manager; a p/t (2.5dpw) Volunteer Co-ordinator; and the running costs and independent evaluation of the London Women’s Resettlement Programme.

£142,000 15/05/14 Resettlement and Rehabilitation of Offenders Lambeth East London, North London, South London, West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Resource for London
£113,500 over three years (£58,500; £30,000; £25,000) towards the delivery and evaluation of the Enhance project providing affordable office, meeting, and exhibition space and a programme of seminars and training events that encourage collaboration, capacity building and the sharing of good practice between different community and voluntary sector groups.

£113,500 15/05/14 Strengthening the Third Sector Islington Central London, East London, North London Organisational Support

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