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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

Forest Recycling Project
£81,400 over two years (£40,700; £40,700) towards a f/t Project Worker and the running costs of a project enabling young people and those on benefits to build skills through structured learning and to reduce isolation through engagement in environmental activities.

£81,400 04/09/13 London's Environment Waltham Forest East London, North London Environment

Age UK Redbridge
£63,900 over two years (£32,400; £31,500) towards the salary (30 hours per week) of an Information and Opportunities Advisor to establish an advice and information service for older people in LB Barking & Dagenham.

£63,900 04/09/13 Older Londoners Redbridge East London Social Services

Mentor Foundation UK
£98,600 over two years (2 x £49,300) for the salary of a Project Officer and running costs of the Youth in Sight project.

£98,600 04/07/13 Bridging Communities Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Employment & Training

Age Concern Westminster
£110,500 over 3 years (£36,700; £37,800; £36,000) towards the full-time salary of a Volunteer Co-ordinator, plus associated running costs, of a volunteering project benefitting older people.

£110,500 04/07/13 Older Londoners Westminster Central London Social Services

Auditory Verbal Centre
£60,000 over two years (2 x £30,000) towards the staffing costs of AVUK's London centre. Release of the grant in Year 1 subject to receipt of quarterly management account.

£60,000 04/07/13 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Camden East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Landmark Arts Centre
£49,500 towards access-related external and internal building works.

£49,500 04/07/13 Accessible London South London, West London Culture & Recreation

LASA
£99,500 over two years (£53,800; £45,700) towards the cost of establishing an online support service for voluntary sector advice agencies across London on welfare reform and the localisation of the welfare state.

£99,500 04/07/13 Strengthening the Third Sector Tower Hamlets East London, North London, South London, West London Organisational Support

London Citizens
£110,000 over three years (£30,000; £40,000; £40,000) towards the salary costs of the CitySafe Co-ordinators.

£110,000 04/07/13 Bridging Communities Tower Hamlets East London, North London, South London, West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Elders Voice
£86,000 over three years (£27,800; £28,700; £29,500) for the salary of a p/t (2.5dpw) Volunteer Development Manager plus associated running costs for the volunteering programme.

£86,000 04/07/13 Older Londoners Brent West London Social Services

Holy Trinity Church Tooting
£15,000 for access works subject to confirmation that a faculty has been granted.

£15,000 04/07/13 Accessible London Wandsworth South London Religion

Anchor House: London Inter-Diocesan Council of the Apostleship of the Sea
£97,500 over three years (3 x £32,500) for the salary costs of a full time Lifestyle Architect providing tailored support to Anchor House residents with mental health issues.

£97,500 04/07/13 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Newham East London Housing & Homelessness

Volunteer Bureau of Barking and Dagenham
£61,200 over three years (£16,000; £23,000; £22,200) towards the salary and running costs of twenty Get Together groups.

£61,200 04/07/13 Older Londoners Barking & Dagenham East London Organisational Support

Contemporary Dance Trust
£3,600 towards the cost of an access audit.

£3,600 04/07/13 Accessible London Camden East London, North London, South London, West London Culture & Recreation

Oxford House in Bethnal Green
£3,000 for an access audit Of Oxford House.

£3,000 04/07/13 Accessible London Tower Hamlets East London, North London, South London, West London Other

Young People Matter
£40,000 over two years (2 x £20,000) towards the costs of the Us LOT leadership programme, to directly benefit not less than 20 young adults per annum. The grant is conditional on receipt of a satisfactory budget for 2013/14.

£40,000 04/07/13 Bridging Communities Lambeth Central London, West London Social Services

Volunteer Centre Merton
£78,000 over 2 years (£34,500; £43,500) towards a sub-regional consortium of volunteer centres (comprising Merton, Croydon, Bromley and Sutton) delivering a programme of accredited and non-accredited training to volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations, conditional on a satisfactory monitoring report on the previous grant being provided and signed audited accounts for Volunteer Centre Merton for 2011/12.

£78,000 04/07/13 Strengthening the Third Sector Merton South London Organisational Support

Dulwich Helpline and Southwark Churches Care
£120,000 over three years (£40,000; £40,000; £40,000) towards the following posts: Dementia Project Manager (2.5 dpw); Volunteer Coordinator (1 dpw); and a freelance Project Worker (at the equivalent rate of 6 hpw) - within a project to improve the services offered to people with dementia and their carers. The grant is subject to receipt of satisfactory audited accounts for the first year of the newly merged charity to 31st March 2013.

£120,000 04/07/13 Older Londoners Southwark Central London Social Services

English Folk Dance & Song Society
£50,000 towards access-related building costs.

£50,000 04/07/13 Accessible London Camden East London, North London, South London, West London Culture & Recreation

Mousetrap Theatre Projects
£33,740 over 3 years (£10,930; £11,300; £11,510) towards the costs of StageSeen, subject to receipt of a satisfactory budget for 2013/14, and on additional funds being raised to make the project viable.

£33,740 04/07/13 Accessible London Westminster East London, North London, South London, West London Culture & Recreation

Community Focus
£90,000 over 3 years (£30,670; £29,670; 29,660) for the salary costs of a f/t Mental Health Project Manager, subject to the necessary balance of project funding being secured and to receipt of satisfactory quarterly management accounts in year 1.

£90,000 06/06/13 Accessible London Barnet North London Culture & Recreation

Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases
£77,400 (£25,000; £26,800; £25,600) towards a salary and running costs of a transition advocacy project on condition that match funding is secured. Release of the grant in year 1 is subject to receipt of satisfactory quarterly management accounts.

£77,400 06/06/13 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Outside London East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Parochial Church Council of the Ascension
£7,500 over three years (£3,000; £2,250; £2,250) towards the costs of an ESOL tutor, rent and childcare spaces at the Quaggy Children's Centre subject to the balance of funding being raised.

£7,500 06/06/13 Bridging Communities Greenwich Central London, East London Religion

Doctors of the World UK
£50,000 over two further years (2 x £25,000) towards the costs of Project:London, providing emergency primary healthcare for people unable to access statutory services.

£50,000 06/06/13 Bridging Communities Tower Hamlets East London, North London, West London Health

Blenheim CDP:Insight
£120,000 over three years (3 x £40,000) towards a project helping young people with mental health problems and related substance misuse issues.

£120,000 06/06/13 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Kensington & Chelsea Central London Health

Mosaic Clubhouse
£95,300 over 3 years (£31,500; £31,600; £32,200) for a full time Support Worker at Mosaic Clubhouse.

£95,300 06/06/13 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Lambeth Central London Social Services

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