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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

Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development - FORWARD
£90,000 over three years (3 x £30,000) towards a project providing leadership and para-counselling training and peer support for African women living in London affected by FGM.

£90,000 12/02/14 Bridging Communities Hammersmith & Fulham East London, North London, South London, West London Health

The Switchback Initiative (known as Switchback)
£96,000 over three years (£31,000; £32,000; £33,000) towards the salary and running costs of a Switchback Mentor to provide long-term, semi-therapeutic relationships for young adult offenders from London.

£96,000 09/01/14 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Tower Hamlets Central London, East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Ace of Clubs
£47,400 over 3 years (£10,400; £18,500; £18,500) towards the salary and associated costs of a Centre Manager (30hpw), subject to the Trust not being the organisation's largest single funder in years 2 & 3.

£47,400 09/01/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Lambeth Central London, South London Social Services

St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace
£89,500 over three years (£33,700; £27,800; £28,000) for the salary and costs of developing a programme for emerging leaders from divided communities in London to build improved community relations and promote community engagement.

£89,500 09/01/14 Bridging Communities City East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

British Wheelchair Basketball
£80,380 over three years (£26,000; £26,780; £27,600) for the salary of the full time Wheelchair Basketball London Development Officer.

£80,380 09/01/14 Accessible Sports Southwark East London, North London, South London, West London Health

Action for Kids
£107,700 over three years (£36,500; £35,600; £35,600) for the salary of a f/t Job Coach and related project costs to help young disabled Londoners into employment.

£107,700 09/01/14 Making London More Inclusive Haringey Central London, East London, North London Social Services

Westminster Arts
£72,000 over three years (£17,000; £25,000; £30,000) towards Westminster Arts' Resonate programme, on the condition that the balance of funding is raised.

£72,000 09/01/14 Older Londoners Westminster East London, North London, South London, West London Culture & Recreation

Shoreditch Trust
£132,700 over three years (£43,000; £44,000; £45,700) towards a full time Lead Facilitator and the running costs of Blue Marble Training programme to support care leavers and ex-offenders to develop skills and access opportunities for fulfilling careers in food.

£132,700 09/01/14 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Hackney East London, North London Social Services

Paddington Development Trust
£80,000 over two years (2 x £40,000) as a final contribution towards the salaries and associated running costs of PDT's community development work in North Westminster on condition that a satisfactory monitoring report is provided for the current grant. NB Purpose of grant request varied 17th March 2014 from "PDT's community development work in Queen's Park" to "PDT's community development work in North Westminster" - see variation request.

£80,000 09/01/14 Bridging Communities Westminster Central London Social Services

Advice UK
£75,000 over two years (£50,000; £25,000) towards the salary and associated running costs of a 3 day a week Development Consultant in order to establish the BAMER Advice Network as an independent organisation.

£75,000 09/01/14 Strengthening the Third Sector Tower Hamlets East London, North London, South London, West London Other

SSBA Community Trust
£37,880 over two years (£18,750; £19,130) to run English Language and sewing classes twice a week for isolated women, subject to receipt of satisfactory audited accounts for the period to 31st March 2013.

£37,880 28/11/13 Bridging Communities Tower Hamlets East London Social Services

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

Vitalise
£51,000 over three years (£17,000; £17,000; £17,000) towards running costs for Jubilee Lodge and related core costs for Vitalise.

£51,000 28/11/13 Older Londoners Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Other

Otakar Kraus Music Trust
£35,600 over three years (£11,200; £11,800; £12,600) for the costs of providing a specialised Music School for one day per week, subject to receipt of a satisfactory budget for 2014.

£35,600 28/11/13 Accessible London Richmond West London Other

National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy (operating name Young Epilepsy)
£72,600 over three years (£23,500; £24,200; £24,900) towards the salary of a full time Transitions Support Worker and related costs, on condition that the balance of funding is raised from other sources.

£72,600 28/11/13 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Westminster East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

NOVA new opportunities
£51,300 over three years (3 x £17,100) for the salary of a part-time (3dpw) ESOL Co-ordinator to oversee the delivery of Pre-entry and Level 1 ESOL courses.

£51,300 28/11/13 Bridging Communities Kensington & Chelsea Central London Other

Tower Hamlets Community Transport
£86,150 over three years (£36,200; £33,300; £16,650) towards the salary and support costs of a full-time Business Development Manager.

£86,150 28/11/13 Accessible London Tower Hamlets East London Social Services

Coram Voice
£81,300 over three years (£27,000; £27,000; £27,300) towards the salary of a full time Specialist Advocate, and the costs of training and support to London professionals, for young people in London leaving care. The grant is conditional on the receipt of satisfactory updates on the implementation of the new business strategy. [i.e. the sale of the building and move to Coram & impact on their finances]

£81,300 28/11/13 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

National Theatre
£50,000 towards access improvements at the National Theatre.

£50,000 28/11/13 Accessible London Lambeth East London, North London, South London, West London Other

Havering Association for People with Disabilities
£25,000 for a further and final year for the salary and on-costs of the part-time (4 dpw) Personal Budgets Advocate.

£25,000 28/11/13 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Havering East London Social Services

Laburnum Boat Club
£64,500 over three years (3 x £21,500) for additional sessional workers and volunteers, a driver and new equipment to support and accommodate disabled beneficiaries to take part in paddlesports.

£64,500 30/10/13 Accessible Sports Hackney East London Social Services

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

British Wheelchair Sports Foundation
£71,000 over three years (£16,000; £27,000; £28,000) towards the salary of a full time Project Officer and associated costs to run an equipment loan scheme and support multi-sport events as part of the Motivate East Paralympic legacy programme.

£71,000 30/10/13 Accessible Sports Outside London East London, North London Health

Institute of Fundraising
£90,500 over three years (£30,350; £29,850; £30,300) towards a part-time Project Administrator (2 days per week) and project running costs for a London network matching experienced fundraisers with small charities to strengthen the financial skills of the latter.

£90,500 30/10/13 Strengthening the Third Sector Lambeth East London, North London, South London, West London Other

Richmond Upon Thames Council for Voluntary Service
£131,600 over three years (£43,800; £42,800; £45,000) towards the salary of a part-time (21hpw) Project Co-ordinator and running costs of the 'Know Your Impact' project.

£131,600 30/10/13 Strengthening the Third Sector Richmond West London Organisational Support

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