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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

Centrepoint Soho
£208,400 over three years (£56,000; £76,000; £76,400) towards the salaries of two Dual Diagnostic Practitioners and related costs.

£208,400 27/11/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Tower Hamlets East London, North London, South London, West London Health

Friends R Us
£100,000 towards the provision of disabled access at Beth Jacob House, subject to Big Lottery funding being secured.

£100,000 27/11/14 Making London More Inclusive Hackney East London, North London Social Services

Newham Asian Women's Project (NAWP)
£90,000 over 3 years (3 x £30,000) towards the salary costs of a full-time counsellor and the costs of clinical supervision for the post-holder.

£90,000 27/11/14 Making London Safer Newham East London, North London Social Services

Cranfield Trust
£128,000 over two years (£66,000; £62,000) for a London-wide programme matching expert volunteers with charities seeking consultancy support.

£128,000 27/11/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Outside London East London, North London, South London, West London Employment & Training

Providence Row
£52,600 over 3 years (£18,000; £18,000; £16,600) towards the costs of engaging homeless people in food growing initiatives

£52,600 27/11/14 Improving London's Environment Tower Hamlets Central London, East London, North London, South London, West London Housing & Homelessness

Finsbury and Clerkenwell Volunteers
£30,000 over three years (£10,000, £10,000, £10,000) for the maintenance and running costs of two wheelchair accessible minibuses.

£30,000 27/11/14 Older Londoners Islington Central London Social Services

Newham New Deal Partnership
£84,000 over three years (£28,000, £28,000. £28,000) towards the salary of a p/t (28hpw) Project Manager and associated project costs, subject to sufficient funds being raised to ensure the viability of the project for years 2 and 3.

£84,000 27/11/14 Older Londoners Newham East London Social Services

Working With Men
£145,700 over three years (£47,800; £48,200; £49,700) to fund a f/t Caseworker, with related costs, to assist disadvantaged young men in Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Kensington and Chelsea in reducing their risk of acute mental illness or suicide.

£145,700 27/11/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Southwark North London, West London Health

Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association
£99,000 over three years (£32,000, £33,000, £34,000) towards the salary costs of two part-time Advisors and related running costs, subject to the grant being less than 50% of the organisation’s total income in each year.

£99,000 27/11/14 Reducing Poverty Camden Central London Social Services

National Association of Child Contact Centres
£65,700 over two further and final years (£32,500; £33,200) towards the salary and associated costs of a p/t (3dpw) Support Worker for London.

£65,700 27/11/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Outside London East London, North London, South London, West London Other

Sound Minds
£72,000 over three years (£22,000; £24,000; £26,000) for the salary of a p/t (3dpw) Project Worker, plus a contribution to project and management costs of the Canerows project.

£72,000 27/11/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Wandsworth South London, West London Health

Norwood Ravenswood Ltd
£121,000 (£39,000; £40,400; £41,600) towards the cost of a full-time (35 hpw) Elite Team Leader Sports and Job Coach (5 hpw) within the Change the Game sports programme.

£121,000 27/11/14 Making London More Inclusive Harrow East London, North London, West London Social Services

Iraqi Community Association
£83,000 over three years (£28,000; £27,000; £28,000) for the salary of a part-time worker (21 hpw) together with management and other project related costs for work with older people aged 75 and over.

£83,000 27/11/14 Older Londoners Hammersmith & Fulham East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Maya Centre
£52,700 over two years (2 x £26,350) towards the running costs of ‘Bridging the Gap’ project including counselling costs, non-therapeutic sessions, weekly drop-in sessions and related overheads.

£52,700 27/11/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Islington Central London, East London, North London Health

ADVANCE
£90,000 over three years (3 x £30,000) towards the salary of an Engagement Officer, plus management and project running costs.

£90,000 27/11/14 Making London Safer Hammersmith & Fulham Central London, West London Social Services

CALM, the campaign against living miserably
£100,000 over two years (2 x £50,000) towards CALM’s work to prevent suicide and reduce self harm amongst men in London.

£100,000 27/11/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Southwark East London, North London, South London, West London Health

Enfield Citizens Advice Bureau
£132,200 over three years (£43,800; £43,800; £44,600) to meet the salary of a full-time (37.5 hpw) Debt and Benefits Advisor and associated running costs.

£132,200 27/11/14 Reducing Poverty Enfield North London Social Services

Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG)
£165,000 over three years (3 x £55,000) for the ‘Valuing Volunteers Project’ with funding to cover the costs of a part-time (0.7 FTE) project manager and support costs.

£165,000 27/11/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Employment & Training

Havering and Brentwood Bereavement Service
£38,900 (£19,250; £19,650) over two years to provide bereavement counselling services for 30 children and families.

£38,900 27/11/14 Improving Londoners' Mental Health Havering East London Health

Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre
A grant of £49,200 over 3 years (£15,400, £16,400, £17,400) towards the costs of a part-time (15hpw) Project Worker, plus running and management costs.

£49,200 27/11/14 Older Londoners Newham East London Organisational Support

Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Service
£180,000 over three years (£68,000; £56,000; £56,000) towards the salary of a f/t Development Worker to deliver support and training on finance, monitoring, and impact reporting.

£180,000 27/11/14 Strengthening London's Voluntary Sector Tower Hamlets East London Other

Arts Depot Trust Limited
£81,300 over three years (£26,600; £27,100; £27,600) for a part-time Community Champion (one day a week); and a part-time Marketing Assistant (ten hours a week), plus project costs, for the development and delivery of a series of arts events and creative activities designed for socially isolated elderly people aged 75+.

£81,300 27/11/14 Older Londoners Barnet North London Social Services

Woman's Trust
£75,000 over three years (3 x £25,000) towards core costs to sustain administration and fundraising capacity.

£75,000 27/11/14 Making London Safer Kensington & Chelsea East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Only Connect
£135,000 over three years (£50,000; £41,000; £44,000) for the costs of OC Kitchen, a catering training programme for ex-offenders, including salary costs for a 0.5 FTE Project Manager.

£135,000 27/11/14 Resettlement and Rehabilitation of Offenders Islington East London, North London, South London, West London Social Services

Women's Centre Sutton
£57,700 over three years (£18,700; £19,200; £19,800) towards English classes for women speakers of other languages in Sutton. Release of the grant is subject to receipt of the courses’ syllabus and publicity showing ESOL as the project’s sole focus.

£57,700 27/11/14 English for Speakers of Other Languages Sutton South London Employment & Training

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