We define philanthropy as the giving of resources in an engaged and strategic way for maximum impact and in a tax efficient manner. It can include the giving of money, assets, time, talent, voice and one’s social capital. We believe in the power of philanthropy as a great social connector and the source of many great opportunities.

City Philanthropy

A Wealth of Opportunity

Find a Charity


Individuals or organisations looking for a charity to support may wish to consider two publicly available sources of information.


The City Bridge Trust is the City of London Corporation's charitable funder and it awards funding totalling around £20m each year for the benefit of inhabitatants of Greater London. It publishes details of all current grants on its website, which can be searched by location, area of benefit and organisation focus. To search their current grants, click here.

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 the City Bridge Trust website here.


360Giving supports UK funders to publish their grants data in an open, standardised way to improve decision-making and learning across the charitable giving sector. It now has 82 funders, including City Bridge Trust. The data is searchable for free using the GrantNav wesbite here.


This information is designed to provide a guide to charitable organisations working to benefit the inhabitants of Greater London. 

We hope that this information 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: This information is provided as a guide only and the organisations listed 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.