The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, has awarded grants totalling over £3.3 million to 33 charities tackling inequality and disadvantage across London in its latest round of funding.
The grants include:
- £120,000 to Root and Shoots in Lambeth to teach young people about biodiversity, the ‘green’ environment and the benefit of growing food locally;
- £90,000 to Age UK Bexley for its ‘Men in Sheds’ project for older men to socialise and learn new skills through creative woodwork workshops; and
- £145,000 to One-To-One, an organisation supporting people with learning difficulties to get more involved in community activities in Enfield, to create a ’Community Arts Hub’
An additional grant of £233,300 has been awarded to Prisoners Abroad to support destitute British citizens returning to London after imprisonment overseas.
City Bridge Trust has also awarded the Cranfield Trust £68,400 to provide managerial support and expertise to up to 32 London-based charities through its ‘Strive’ programme.