City of London Corporation

As the Trust's sole Trustee, our Committee comprises Members of the City of London Corporation, who are elected by the Square Mile's residents and businesses.

The City of London Corporation is a uniquely diverse organisation. It supports and promotes the City as the world leader in international finance and business services and provides local services and policing to those working in, living in and visiting the Square Mile.

It also provides valued services to London and the nation. These include the Barbican Centre and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama; the Guildhall Library and Art Gallery and the London Metropolitan Archive; a range of education provision (including three City Academies); five Thames bridges; the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey; over 4,500 hectares (11,000 acres) of green spaces (including Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest); and three wholesale food markets, along with the Grade II listed Leadenhall retail market. It is also London’s Port Health Authority and runs the Animal Reception Centre at Heathrow Airport. It works in partnership with neighbouring boroughs on the regeneration of surrounding areas and has a tradition of providing financial support to a wide range of charitable causes.

The City of London has it’s own grants scheme, the Central Grants Programme which has set themes and deadlines for applications, details of which can be found here.

The City Bridge Trust Committee

The City of London Corporation is also the sole trustee of City Bridge Trust. Decisions on grant applications are made by the City Bridge Trust Committee which meets approximately six times each year.

The Committee comprises the following Members of the City of London’s Corporation’s Court of Common Council:


Deputy Chairman


Ex-Officio Member

Further information about the City Bridge Trust Committee can be found on the City of London Corporation website.