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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 New Cross Gate Trust
£63,500 over three years (£22,000; £21,000; £20,500) for salary costs of a part-time (2dpw) qualified ESOL Tutor plus running costs of a programme of ESOL classes up to and including Level 2.

£63,500 15/05/14 English for Speakers of Other Languages Lewisham Central London, East London Economic & Social Development

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

North Kensington Law Centre
£150,000 over three years (3 x £50,000) towards the salary of a Triage Co-ordinator and associated running costs of establishing a triage system within the law centre.

£150,000 10/04/14 Reducing Poverty Kensington & Chelsea Central London, East London, North London, South London, West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Connaught Opera
£33,660 over 3 years (3 x £11,220) for a programme of musical concerts for older people conditional on match funding being raised before each quarterly release of funding in Years 1 and 2 and subject to a satisfactory monitoring framework being agreed with the organisation.

£33,660 10/04/14 Older Londoners Westminster East London, North London, South London, West London Culture & Recreation

Shine
£78,750 over three years (£27,050; £26,650; £25,050) towards the salary of a f/t London Support and Development Worker and related costs.

£78,750 10/04/14 Making London More Inclusive Outside London East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

PLIAS Resettlement
£120,000 over three years (3 x £40,000) towards the salary and overhead costs of a full-time Employment Caseworker.

£120,400 10/04/14 Resettlement and Rehabilitation of Offenders Brent West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

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

One North East London
£38,000 over three years (£8,000; £15,000; £15,000) towards the salary costs of the full-time Counsellor for the NE Teens project.

£38,000 10/04/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Redbridge East London, North London Health

Paladin - National Stalking Advocacy Service CIC
£140,000 over three years (£46,000; £46,500; £47,500) towards the salary of a Caseworker and to meet the shortfall in the salary of a second caseworker to provide an advocacy service for victims of stalking in London, the grant to be received by the charity Safer Places.

£140,000 10/04/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Lambeth East London, North London, South London, West London Health

Community Action Southwark
£146,900 over three years (£47,800; £49,100; £50,000) towards a full-time (35 hours per week) Outcomes Framework Development Officer and running costs for Community Action Southwark’s monitoring and evaluation support programme.

£146,900 10/04/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Southwark Central London Organisational Support

Council of Somali Organisations (CSO)
£100,000 over two years (2 x £50,000) towards the salary and associated running costs of a Business Development Manager (3 days per week) and a Research Development Officer (2 days per week). The grant is conditional on a Director with the requisite financial skills being appointed and is to be paid in monthly instalments.

£100,000 13/03/14 Strengthening the Third Sector Tower Hamlets East London, North London, South London, West London Other

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

Bede House Association
£88,000 over three years (£29,000; £29,000; £30,000) towards the salary of the Manager (11hrs/week) and Assistant Case Worker (11hrs/week), and running costs of the Starfish domestic violence project subject to the necessary balance being raised in year 2 and 3 to make the project viable.

£88,000 13/03/14 Making London Safer Southwark Central London Social Services

Changing Paths Charitable Trust Limited
£50,000 over two years (2 x £25,000) towards the core costs of Changing Paths.

£50,000 13/03/14 Resettlement and Rehabilitation of Offenders Outside London East London, North London, South London, West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network
£109,120 over 3 years (£36,000; £36,030; £37,090) for 2 part time (14hrs/week) co-production facilitators and on-costs to support community organisations and leaders in Wandsworth to come together to transform public services.

£109,120 13/03/14 Bridging Communities Wandsworth South London Social Services

SHARE Community
£130,000 over three years (£43,000; £43,000; £44,000) towards the salaries of a p/t (17.5 hpw) Development Worker and 17.5 hpw of the HR Administrator, plus running costs of the "Go anywhere, do anything" Project.

£130,000 13/03/14 Making London More Inclusive Wandsworth South London, West London Social Services

Bexley Citizens Advice Bureaux Ltd
£101,440 (£34,440; £33,320; £33,680) over three years for the salary and on-costs of a specialist f/t Money Advisor in Bexley.

£101,440 13/03/14 Reducing Poverty Bexley East London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Zacchaeus 2000 Trust
£149,850 over three year (£48,388; £49,910; £51,552) towards the salary of one of Z2K’s full-time Caseworkers and towards general running costs of the general advice service. The grant is subject to the organisation achieving the ASA Quality Mark or other recognised accreditation.

£149,850 13/03/14 Reducing Poverty Westminster Central London, East London, North London Social Services

Centre For Armenian Information & Advice
£90,000 over three years (3 x £30,000) towards the salary and overhead costs of the full-time Advice Worker at the Centre for Armenian Information and Advice.

£90,000 13/03/14 Reducing Poverty Ealing East London, North London, South London, West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Community Development Finance Association (CDFA)
£133,400 over two years (£44,400; £89,000) towards the delivery of three community finance partnership pilots in North, East and South London, on the condition that the balance of funding is raised from other sources.

£133,400 13/03/14 Strengthening the Third Sector Camden East London, North London, South London, West London Other

Eaves Housing For Women
£103,500 over two years (£51,500; £52,000) for the full-time Research and Training Officer post, a contribution to the Research and Development Manager's post and associated project costs.

£103,500 12/02/14 Strengthening the Third Sector Lambeth East London, North London, South London, West London Other

National Army Museum
£150,000 towards the provision of disabled access works within 'Building for the Future' capital improvement project.

£150,000 12/02/14 Accessible London Kensington & Chelsea East London, North London, South London, West London Other

Evelyn Oldfield Unit
A grant of £92,000 over three years (£31,000; £30,400; £30,600) towards the p/t (17.5 hpw) salary of a Development Worker and running costs of the 'Founding for the Future' project to enable BAMER groups to build capacity; deliver and measure quality programmes; engage in cross-sectoral partnerships; and give BAMER communities a voice.

£92,000 12/02/14 Strengthening the Third Sector Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

London Funders
£100,000 over two years (£50,000; £50,000) towards the core costs of London Funders on condition that a satisfactory revised budget is submitted to take account of the increased activity and related spend to deliver LF's strategic plan.

£100,000 12/02/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Camden East London, North London, South London, West London Organisational Support

One Westminster
£94,000 over two years (£46,300; £47,700) towards the salary and support costs of an Organisational Development Officer (2 days pw) and an Information and Communications Officer (2 days pw) to deliver Voluntary Action Westminster's Just for You programme.

£94,000 12/02/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Westminster Central London Organisational Support

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