City Bridge Trust

On the 31 January 2018, the City Bridge Trust Committee agreed its new funding programmes to deliver its Bridging Divides Funding Strategy for 2018/23. This strategy will take a ‘total assets’ approach to ensure the best use of the Trust’s non-monetary resources, including the expertise of the City of London, its trustee and its links to local, regional and national Government and the private sector. These programmes will be launched and open for applications from April 2018. At the same Committee meeting, grants totalling almost £2m were agreed to charities and projects across London. Grants awarded included £133,300 to High Trees Community Development Trust towards the staff and running costs of their English for Speakers of Other Languages project; £87,900 to Eye Music Trust towards the cost of taking their Colourscape experience to Special Educational Needs Schools across London; and £120,000 to Entelechy Arts towards staff and running costs of the Meet Me on the Move & Meet Me at the Movies schemes reducing isolation and loneliness amongst older Londoners. In addition, the Trust awarded grants to two local giving schemes in the London Boroughs of Camden and Haringey. This follows similar awards to help establish giving initiatives in a number of boroughs including Sutton, Barnet, Camden, Hammersmith & Fulham and Lewisham, using the model first established by Islington Giving and developed by London’s Giving.