City Bridge Trust Website


86830-640x360-tower-bridge-640The Trusts’ website has recently been relaunched having undergone a thorough review and redesign. As well as information on the Trust’s grantmaking programmes, it also contains details of the City of London Corporation’s Social Investment Board which the Trust manages, and information on initiatives to encourage charitable giving in the City through City Philanthropy: A Wealth of Opportunity. The new site has a fresh, modern feel and meets all current standards in terms of accessibility and being accessible on different types of devices, including mobile phones and iPads. Further improvements and updates will continue to be made over the coming months.

City of London School for Girls – European Youth Parliament

imgresNine girls were successful at the European Youth Parliament national finals. The Year 12 pupils debated a number of resolutions related to European politics. Their achievement at this event means they will now compete in Switzerland at the international finals in Autumn.

City of London Freemen’s School Bhargava Scholarship

City of London Freemen's School

The City of London Freemen’s School is delighted to have secured a
generous bequest from local lady Mrs Bhargava, whose long and successful career was a result of her own enjoyment of mathematics. The scholarship is for a current year 11 girl (16+) who is looking to study Mathematics in the sixth form, with a view to studying mathematics or related disciplines at university. The Bhargava Scholarship can cover the School Day Fee and extras, subject to financial means testing, in order that a deserving candidate from a financially limited background would not need to worry about covering fees, transport, uniform and trips costs. We are actively looking to target potential pupils from the most deserving families in order that we can provide the most benefit. To apply, a female student will need to live within 15 miles of the school (KT21 1ET) in keeping with Mrs Bhargava’s own links with Ashtead and Leatherhead. Applicants will need not only to meet the criteria for the Scholarship, but also achieve the entrance requirements for Freemen’s Sixth Form. If you know of any suitable candidates, we are very happy to answer any further questions which you may have on 01372 822444 or email

The Speak Out Challenge – The City Academy, Hackney

Speak Out Challenge

This half term, two year 10 students, Ferdosi Abbott and Rebecca Iyase, took part in the regional finale for Hackney in the Jack Petchey “Speak Out” Challenge with great success, both delivering inspiring speeches. The contestants had just one day of public speaking training at The City Academy, Hackney before taking the microphone at the competition which was held at Skinners Academy. They were also joined this year by year 11 student Matteo Fernandes, who acted as a judge as he was a runner up in the competition last year. Both Rebecca and Ferdosi did very well, with Ferdosi coming first out of 14 finalists and winning a £100 gift certificate. Ferdosi, whose speech was about making an impact in the world no matter how small you are, said: “I felt overwhelmed and I couldn’t believe it when they called my name. It was a great experience and I loved having my voice heard!” She will now take part in the London grand final in July with all the other finalists from London boroughs. The Speak Out Challenge is annually run with funding by the Jack Petchey Foundation and the Speakers Trust, in order to promote confidence and public speaking in students.