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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

Media Trust
£80,000 for a final year's funding to provide media training to 110 young Londoners to tell London's stories to a wide national and regional audience.

£80,000 06/06/13 Exceptional Grants Hammersmith & Fulham East London, North London, South London, West London Culture & Recreation

Age UK Waltham Forest
£70,000 over two years (£35,000; £35,000) towards salary costs of the part time (22.5 hpw) Volunteer Coordinator, the Project Assistant (8hpw), and running costs of the volunteering project.

£70,000 06/06/13 Older Londoners Waltham Forest East London Social Services

Breast Cancer Care
£61,800 over 3 years (£20,000; £20,600; £21,200) for the staff costs (Regional Services Manager (26 days), Worker (87 days) and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (12 days) and on-costs of 6 London-based Moving Forward courses.

£61,800 06/06/13 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Southwark Central London, South London, West London Social Services

Urban Partnership Group
£51,650 over two years (£25,500; £26,150) towards ESOL pre-entry and Level 1 training for 140 individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds for whom no other training is available.

£51,650 06/06/13 Bridging Communities Hammersmith & Fulham West London Social Services

Wac Arts
£120,000 over three years (3 x £40,000) for the salary costs of a f/t Disability Officer plus some general project costs.

£120,000 06/06/13 Accessible London Camden North London Culture & Recreation

City Gateway
£126,500 over three years (£41,000; £42,000; £43,500) towards the salary and associated running costs of a Personal & Social Development Co-ordinator to run a leadership volunteering programme for disadvantaged women in Tower Hamlets.

£126,500 09/05/13 Bridging Communities Tower Hamlets East London Economic & Social Development

Islington People's Rights
£120,000 over three years (£43,000; £42,000; £35,000) for the salary of a f/t Specialist Caseworker plus operational costs of the IPR Advance project.

£120,000 09/05/13 Positive Transitions to Independent Living Islington Central London, East London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Fight for Change
£85,000 over two years (£44,000; £41,000) towards the salary and running costs of expansion of the boxing and educational programme across Lambeth and Southwark.

£85,000 09/05/13 Bridging Communities Lambeth Central London Culture & Recreation

Time and Talents Association
£60,000 over three years (£20,000; £20,000; £20,000) towards the cost of a full time Director's post on condition that match funding is secured.

£60,000 09/05/13 Older Londoners Southwark Central London Social Services

Southall Community Alliance
£31,500 over two years (£16,100; £15,400) towards the provision of volunteer training and healthy living activities for elderly BME residents in Southall.

£31,500 09/05/13 Older Londoners Ealing West London Social Services

Hornbeam Centre
£60,000 over three years (£20,000; £20,000, £20,000) towards a 4 day per week community environment worker post and project running costs on condition that match funding is secured.

£60,000 09/05/13 London's Environment Waltham Forest East London Social Services

National Council for Voluntary Organisations
£42,500, for a third and final year, for the salary and running costs to develop NCVO's climate change project to reach more voluntary organisations and enable them to contribute to regional policies and plans. The grant is conditional on receipt of a satisfactory monitoring report for the previous grant.

£42,500 09/05/13 London's Environment Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Organisational Support

Barking & Dagenham Council for Voluntary Service
£150,000 over three years (£52,000; £50,000; £48,000) for the salary of a p/t (28hpw) Financial Management & Outcomes Skills Advisor plus other costs of a programme supporting 198 local organisations with monitoring, evaluation and financial management. The grant in years 2 and 3 is conditional on raising the balance of funds from other sources.

£150,000 09/05/13 Strengthening the Third Sector Barking & Dagenham East London Organisational Support

Drive Forward Foundation
£87,100 over three years (£30,900; £27,800; £28,400) for a full-time (40 hours per week) Head of Drive Programme and the purchase and installation of a monitoring database.

£87,100 09/05/13 Positive Transitions to Independent Living City East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Remakery Brixton Ltd
£50,000 towards the capital costs of premises refurbishment for The Remakery, subject to the lease being in the name of The Remakery.

£50,000 09/05/13 London's Environment Lambeth Central London Environment

London Wildlife Trust
£50,670 over three years (£16,300; £16,880; £17,490) towards the salary of a part-time Coordinator (2 days/week) and related costs of the LEEF project to increase the value and effectiveness of environmental education in London.

£50,670 09/05/13 London's Environment Southwark East London, North London, South London, West London Environment

Saracens Sport Foundation
£66,600 over three years (£27,600; £25,000; £14,000) towards the costs of 'Love to Move'.

£66,600 09/05/13 Older Londoners Outside London North London Culture & Recreation

Federation of London Youth Clubs (London Youth)
£55,000 for a third and final year's support of the Urban Nature initiative, subject to receipt of a satisfactory final report on the previous grant. The grant will provide for the salary costs of a f/t Project Co-ordinator plus associated support and delivery costs.

£55,000 18/04/13 London's Environment Hackney East London, North London, South London, West London Organisational Support

Heart of the City
£108,000 over two years (£51,000; £57,000) towards the full-time salary and associated running costs of a Project Manager.

£108,000 18/04/13 Strengthening the Third Sector City Central London, North London Environment

British Muslims for Secular Democracy
£45,000 over three years (3 x £15,000) towards the Director's salary and other running costs of BMSD, on condition that the Trust is not the charity's single largest funder.

£45,000 18/04/13 Bridging Communities Camden Central London, East London Religion

Merton Home Tutoring Service
£34,120 over three years (£8,650; £12,490; £12,980) to provide basic English classes for migrants, refugees and other adults unable to reach other classes. The grant is conditional on a satisfactory update of the outturn for 2012-13 and budget for 2013-14.

£34,120 18/04/13 Bridging Communities Merton South London Education

CREATE London
£75,000 towards the volunteering costs of supporting CREATE's involvement in arts activities in Queen Elizabeth Park and other commissions in East London.

£75,000 18/04/13 Strengthening the Third Sector City East London, North London Culture & Recreation

St Cuthbert's Centre
£46,500 over three years (£15,000; £15,500; £16,000) towards the salary and related costs of the Deputy Manager.

£46,500 18/04/13 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Kensington & Chelsea Central London, West London Housing & Homelessness

Action for Advocacy
£24,000 for one year's support of a part-time post plus associated costs of a project to map and develop BME information, advice and advocacy providers in London.

£24,000 18/04/13 Strengthening the Third Sector Southwark East London, North London, South London, West London Campaigning, Advocacy & Law

Hestia Housing & Support
£50,000 over three years (£19,500; £19,000; £11,500) towards the salaries of a GP ReConnect Co-ordinator (12 hours per week) and a Volunteering Development Manager (3 hours per week) together with on costs; conditional on the charity raising the balance of funding from other sources.

£50,000 18/04/13 Older Londoners Hounslow West London Housing & Homelessness

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