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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

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

Trussell Trust
£195,000 over three years (3 x £65,000) towards the f/t salaries of a London Network Manager and a London Development Officer.

£195,000 30/10/13 Bridging Communities Lambeth East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Lauderdale House Society
£50,000 towards access-related costs comprising the following components: (a) £2,000 towards a further access appraisal of architect plans when these reach a more advanced stage, and; (b) £48,000 towards access-related building works, conditional upon: (i) A satisfactory further access appraisal of architects' plans; (ii) Confirmation that revenue needed to offset revenue losses while works take place has been secured before building works start.

£50,000 30/10/13 Accessible London Camden North London Other

Beyond Youth CIC
£38,000 over one year towards the salary of a full time Project Facilitator and running costs to deliver Chance to Change in HMP Send.

£38,000 30/10/13 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Outside London East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

St Laurence Church Catford
£60,000 towards disability access works to the community centre, at St Laurence Church.

£60,000 30/10/13 Accessible London Lewisham East London Religion

Choice in Hackney
£71,800 over two years (£37,100; £34,700) towards the salary and costs of training and delivery of a volunteer and disabled-led information, support planning and brokerage service to help people accessing personal budgets and direct payments for the first time.

£71,800 30/10/13 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Hackney Central London, East London Social Services

The Kensington and Chelsea Foundation
£114,000 over three years (£40,000; £38,000; £36,000) for the salary and related costs of a full-time Corporate Engagement Manager.

£114,000 30/10/13 Strengthening the Third Sector Kensington & Chelsea Central London Other

Newham Music Trust
£100,600 over three years (£38,500; £30,800; £31,300) for the salary of a f/t Project Leader and running costs of the Rhythmic project for children with hearing impairment.

£100,600 03/10/13 Accessible London Newham East London Culture & Recreation

Revolving Doors Agency
£143,000 over three years (£62,800; £51,900; £28,300) towards a f/t Senior Service User Officer and the running costs of a project to develop and test an innovative and replicable approach to involving offenders with multiple complex needs including poor mental health in local commissioning processes.

£143,000 03/10/13 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Southwark East London, South London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Community Links Trust Ltd
£76,000 over two years (2 x £38,000) for the costs of a part-time (3dpw) Community Development Worker, associated ESOL programme costs and a contribution to core costs at 15%.

£76,000 03/10/13 Bridging Communities Newham East London Economic & Social Development

Amnesty International (UK Section) Charitable Trust
£115,000 over three years (£37,400; £38,300; £39,300) towards Amnesty International (UK Section) Charitable Trust's human rights education programme in schools across London.

£115,000 03/10/13 Bridging Communities Hackney East London, North London, South London, West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Chickenshed Theatre
£38,100 for a third and final year towards the staffing and production costs of a new inclusive performance that helps children and families in five London boroughs learn about and value different cultures.

£38,100 03/10/13 Bridging Communities Enfield East London, North London, West London Culture & Recreation

Community Transport Brent
£81,500 over three years (£38,000; £25,750; £17,750) towards the costs of a full-time Business Development Manager.

£81,500 03/10/13 Accessible London Brent North London, West London Social Services

Housing for Women
£90,000 over three years (£10,000; £40,000; £40,000) towards the salaries of four core posts (a project manager, and two support workers, and a volunteer co-ordinator, plus general running costs of the Re-Unite South London project reuniting mothers on release from prison with their children.

£90,000 03/10/13 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Lambeth Central London, East London Housing & Homelessness

Kingston Voluntary Action
£195,000 over three years (3 x £65,000) towards Superhighways, an ICT project supporting voluntary and community organisations in six boroughs in South London.

£195,000 03/10/13 Strengthening the Third Sector Kingston South London Organisational Support

Remark! Community
£71,600 (£35,600; £36,000) over two years towards the salary costs of a Senior Youth Liaison Officer and a Youth Liaison Officer (both 14hrs/week) and running costs of workshops and advocacy support to help deaf young people make a positive transition to adulthood contingent on funds being raised to make the project viable in years one and two and on City Bridge Trust not being the single largest funder in any one year.

£71,600 03/10/13 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Camden East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

City and Hackney Mind
£110,000 over two years (2 x £55,000) for the salary of a f/t Employment Co-ordinator plus running costs of the Transition to Employment project for young homeless people with mental health needs.

£110,000 03/10/13 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Hackney Central London, East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

The Who Cares Trust
£152,600 over three years (£48,800; £51,000; £52,800) towards a participation programme for young Londoners aged 16-12 years leaving the care system.

£152,600 04/09/13 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Ealing Music Therapy
£26,700 over three years (£8,600; £8,900; £9,200) towards the costs of a Music Therapist and Learning Support Assistant (both 5 hours per week), and associated on-costs for Ealing Music Therapy's Saturday Service.

£26,700 04/09/13 Accessible London Ealing West London Health

Magpie Dance
£90,130 over 3 years (£17,670; 35,740; £36,720) towards the costs of a youth dance programme for learning disabled young people aged 11-25.

£90,130 04/09/13 Accessible London Bromley East London, South London Culture & Recreation

Migrants Resource Centre
£31,100 for a third and final year towards a part time (21 hrs) Empowerment Worker and related costs of a cross-community media project.

£31,100 04/09/13 Bridging Communities Westminster Central London, East London, North London, South London, West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Grief Encounter
£103,850 over three years (£33,600; £34,600; £35,650) towards two part-time Senior Clinical Practitioners (1 FTE) providing services for children and their families in North and East London.

£103,850 04/09/13 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Barnet Central London, North London Health

Castlehaven Community Association
£109,400 (£35,600; £34,400; £39,400) towards the f/t Ageactivity Project Manager post and the cost of project evaluation. The grant is conditional on securing full match funding.

£109,400 04/09/13 Older Londoners Camden Central London Social Services

Chinese National Healthy Living Centre
£145,000 over three years (£50,000; £45,000; £50,000) for the salary of a f/t Co-ordinator plus running costs of the London Chinese Dementia & Alzheimer's Project. The grant in year 2 is subject to the organisation increasing the number of Trustees from the current number of three.

£145,000 04/09/13 Older Londoners Westminster East London, North London, South London, West London Health

Down's Syndrome Association
£81,700 over three years (£26,400; £27,200; £28,100) for the costs of the In Transit programme for London.

£81,700 04/09/13 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Richmond East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

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