Following the publication of the first draft of the City Bridge Trust’s 2018-2023 Funding Strategy, Alderman Alison Gowman, Chairman of City Bridge Trust Committee, hosted a Members’ Breakfast briefing on 7 March. This was a very well attended session, and resulted in a number of valuable points being made which will be fed into the final strategy. In addition, the Chief Grants Officer and Head of Strategic Review have been discussing the draft strategy with colleagues within the City of London Corporation through a series of meetings and an internal communications campaign. Externally, nine Focus Groups have taken place during March. Two further pieces of research commissioned for the review are now available on the Trust’s website. These are a Social Investment Scoping Report and a Market Scoping Exercise. Both can be downloaded along with other research produced as part of the review. The revised Funding Strategy will be considered by the City Bridge Trust’s Committee in May and the Court of Common Council in July.