At the Charity Times Awards earlier this week, the Trust was delighted to receive best Social Investment Initiative award for its work helping charitable organisations explore the social investment market.
The Trust won the award for the Stepping Stones Fund, which was launched three years ago in partnership with UBS to fund charities and social enterprises looking to break into the London social investment market, benefitting hundreds of people in the capital. The funding helps organisations develop their ideas, bring in new technical assistance and get products ready for market.
Over £3.2 million has already awarded to over 77 organisations across 20 London boroughs through the fund. The latest round of grantees range from employability programmes helping young people into work to a social enterprise helping new parents transition into parenthood.
The Charity Times Awards celebrates best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector, organised by Charity Times. Other winners on the night included Catch22, St Mungo’s and The Prince’s Trust. A full list can be found here.
Pictured above: Patsy Francis, UBS Director of Community Affairs & David Farnsworth, City Bridge Trust Director