City Bridge Trust celebrates biggest funding round ever – as £6.3m grants are awarded to Londoners in great need

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At its recent grants committee, the Trust was delighted to pass through 62 grants totalling £6.3 million to those in London in direst need. Due to a new strategy, Bridging Divides, with its extended grant duration of 5 years, the Trust saw a huge spike in applications, and worked extremely hard to process as many as possible, especially given the external context of rising needs in the Capital.

The Trust has responded to clear gaps in social care and services and have awarded grants to a range of organisations including: £220,000 over five years to support the Young Ealing Foundation’s work in support of organisations working with children and young people; £254,000 over 5 years to CLIC Sargent towards the running costs of the Cancer Costs programme for Londoners, £191,800 over four years to Stepney City Farm toward support its future sustainability and £450,000 over two years to ‘Every One Every Day’ – a network of 100s of people living in Barking and Dagenham working together on neighbourhood projects to make everyday life better for everyone.

A full list of grants can be found below:

Cornerstone Fund

Community Links Bromley£191,630 over 3 years (£55,900; £87,830; £47,900) to cover project delivery for 5 CVS projects, peer support costs, project board meetings and costs for the accountable body including project support and administration.

 

Bridging Divides

Advice and Support

Body & Soul£60,000 over two further and final years (2 x £30,000) to support the costs of casework and advocacy services for Londoners living with HIV, providing advice and support on housing, benefits, immigration, employment and debt.

 

CLIC Sargent£254,000 over 5 years £48,800, £49,800, £50,800, £51,800, £52,800) towards the running costs of the Cancer Costs programme for Londoners, run by the CLIC Sargent UCLH cancer care team.

 

Ealing Law Centre£108,000 over two further and final years £54,000, £54,000) towards the wages of two caseworkers, running costs and overheads of providing legal advice on housing and welfare rights.

 

Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS)£82,900 over two further and final years £40,900); £42,000) for the f/t Housing, Money and Debt Coordinator; programme costs, including supervision; management costs and a contribution to overheads.

 

North Kensington Law Centre£100,000 over two further and final years (2 x £50,000) for a full time Triage Co-ordinator and associated running costs.

 

Connecting the Capital

Children England£279,520 over four years £40,340; £77,220; £79,720; £82,240) towards a F/t Research and Learning Manager and a P/t Community Engagement Officer; 4In10 activities and resources and a contribution to overheads.

 

Claremont Project (Islington)£98,800 over two further and final years (2 x £49,400) for the salary of a f/t Flourishing Lives Project Co-ordinator plus project running costs.

 

Covent Garden Dragon Hall Trust£66,000 over two further and final years (2x £33,000) for a full time Community Development Worker to develop and deliver services working with older people aged 75+ and carers aged 65+.

 

Crafts Council£100,000 towards accessibility works at the Crafts Council premises in Pentonville Road, Islington.

 

CREATE London£58,000 over 3 further and final years (£19,900; £19,900; £18,200) towards the salaries, management and running costs of the community garden at TWH.

 

Freud Museum London£4,890 to commission an independent access audit and subsequent appraisal of proposed plans.

 

Headway East London£102,230 over two further and final years (£50,300, £51,930) towards the costs of the Artist Studio, including salaries, on costs, art materials, marketing the work and enhancing public awareness.

 

Irish Elderly Advice Network£150,000 over 5 years (£30,000 X 5) to contribute to the salary cost of the Head of Culture and associated office costs.

 

Islington Boat Club (IBC)£54,600 over two further and final years (2 x £27,300) towards the costs of 4 instructors for 7 hours per week each, for 39 weeks per annum.

 

London Legal Support Trust£464,000 over three years (£152,000; £154,000; £158,000) towards core salary and other costs to support the provision of Centres of Excellence in Greater London.

 

New London Performing Arts Centre£4,914 to meet the costs of an access audit and disability awareness training for staff and trustees.

 

Royal Society of Sculptors£1,900 to commission an independent access audit for the Society’s headquarters Dora House.

 

Shapeshifter Productions Ltd£49,600 over three further and final years (£15,800, £16,600, £17,200) towards the running costs of The Smiling Sessions project.

 

Southwark Cathedral£5,000 to commission an independent access audit of the cathedral, approach routes to the cathedral Precincts and staff officers.

 

St Gabriel ‘s Parish House Trust£100,000 towards the costs of access works at St Gabriel’s Parish House.

 

St John the Divine£30,840 to ensure that the Garden Room extension to the church building and surrounding areas are accessible and inclusive for regular and new community users.

 

St John the Evangelist, Great Stanmore£966 to commission an independent access audit and design appraisal.

 

St Mary and Holy Trinity Bow (Bow Church)£19,800 towards cost of installing a disabled toilet and ramp.

 

Stepney City Farm Ltd£191,800 over 4 years (46,500, £47,500, £48,400, £49,400) for the salary costs of the f/t CEO to provide strategic leadership and successful expansion of the site ensuring sustainability of the organisation.

 

Stratford Circus Arts Centre£72,000 over 2 further and final years (2 x £36,000) towards the running costs of the Blue Sky Actors project.

 

The French Protestant Church of London£98,500 towards the capital costs of providing disabled access facilities.

 

The Horse Rangers Association (Hampton Court) Limited£109,000 over three years (£19,000; £36,000; £54,000) towards the costs of growing the Squadron 6 programme for disabled people.

 

Young Barnet Foundation£200,000 over five years (£50,000; £45,000; £40,000; £35,000; £30,000) as core funding to support the Young Barnet Foundation’s work in support of voluntary sector organisations working with children and young people.

 

Young Brent Foundation£200,000 over five years (£50,000; £45,000; £40,000; £35,000; £30,000) as core funding to support the Young Brent Foundation’s work in support of voluntary sector organisations working with children and young people.

 

Young Ealing Foundation£220,000 over five years (£50,000; £50,000; £45,000; £40,000; £35,000) as core funding to support the Young Ealing Foundation’s work in support of voluntary sector organisations working with children and young people.

 

Young Harrow Foundation£200,000 over five years (£50,000; £45,000; £40,00; £35,000; £30,000) as core funding to support the Young Harrow Foundation’s work in support of voluntary sector organisations working with children and young people.

 

Young Westminster Foundation£200,000 over five years (£50,000; £45,000; £40,000; £35,000; £30,000) as core funding to support the Young Westminster Foundation’s work in support of voluntary sector organisations working with children and young people.

 

Positive Transitions

Advocacy in Greenwich£147,400 over 5 years (£30,000; £28,000; £28,900; £29,800; £30,700) towards the cost of a part-time Self-Advocacy Development Work and associated project costs to deliver a self-advocacy programme for young people with learning disabilities in Greenwich.

 

Albert Kennedy Trust£57,500 over two further and final years (£27,500, £30,000) towards the salary costs of the f/t post of London Service Manager.

 

British Refugee Council£79,200 over two further and final years (£39,000 and £40,200) for the costs of a Full-time Psychological Therapist in London.

 

Centrepoint Soho£107,100 over two years (£52,900, £54,200) towards the salary and on costs of a f/t Dual Diagnosis Worker and a wellbeing activities budget for young people.

 

Dyscover Ltd£42,600 over two further years (£21,000, £21,600) towards the salary costs of Speech and Language Therapists and assistants and on costs of a program of support services for people with aphasia and their families in Kingston-upon-Thames.

 

Embrace CVOC (Child Victims of Crime)£48,800 over two further and final years (2 x £24,400) towards the salary cost of a London Counselling Service lead, 500 counselling sessions per annum and management costs.

 

Evergreen Play Association Ltd£46,200 over two years £24,000; £22,200). Of this grant £6,000 each year is for the costs of sessional staff to work with disabled young people and the remainder is towards the Play Leader-Inclusion Officer post.

 

Islington Mind£181,200 over 5 years (£27,450; £27,700; £41,750; £42,000; £42,300) for the p/t project coordinator, sessional companion support, psychotherapist and other associated project costs.

 

Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre£66,000 over two further and final years (2 x £33,000) for the costs of a p/t Community Link Worker; self-employed therapist; and a contribution to overheads.

 

Prison Advice and Care Trust£132,000 over three years £41,000; £49,000; £42,000) towards the salaries, operation and evaluation costs of the London Women’s Resettlement Project.

 

Shpresa Programme£52,000 over two further and final years (2 x £26,000, £26,000) for the salary of a part-time Development Worker plus project running costs, to provide ESOL classes for isolated and vulnerable Albanian-speaking women.

 

St Clement and St James Community Development Project£95,000 over two further and final years £47,000; £48,000) towards the salary costs of the Adult Learning Manager and Adult Learning tutor for an ESOL programme for Beginners to Level 2.

 

Sycamore Trust U.K.£90,000 over two years (£45,000; £45,000) for a full time Family Services Coordinator and related overheads.

 

The Guild of Psychotherapists£38,300 over two further years (£21,200; £17,100) towards the salary of the part time Clinic Administrator (1dpw) and project running costs of Community Psychotherapy service for BAME communities in South London.

 

Trailblazers Mentoring Ltd£71,000 over two further and final years (£35,000; £36,000) for the costs of Trailblazers’ work in HMPs Wandsworth and ISIS, as well as with Londoners released by Aylesbury and Brinsford YOIs. The funding includes the costs of the Project Manager.

 

Waterloo Community Counselling£80,000 for two further and final years (2 x £40,000) comprising £20,000 p/a towards the Project Manager and Administrators’ salaries, £12,000 p/a towards sessional Counsellors’ fees and a contribution of £8,000 p/a for client travel and other core costs.

 

Eco-audits

Barking & Dagenham Council for Voluntary Service£3,400 to provide an eco-audit.

 

Mill @ Coppermill£2,600 to provide an eco-audit.

 

St Luke’s Trust Parochial Trust£2,800 to provide an eco-audit.

 

Thanet Youth & Community Centre, The£2,000 to provide an eco-audit.

 

Investing in Londoners

St George’s Church£38,950 to cover the cost of upgrading the entrances to the Community Centre and improving the accessible toilet facilities at St George’s Church Southall.

 

Small Grants (Bridging Divides)

Ball Out Community£1,500 to meet the costs of coaches, officials, volunteers and refreshments.

 

Hawa Trust Ltd£9,000 towards monthly yoga sessions and associated project costs for women living with female genital mutilation to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

 

Lambeth Elderly Association from Vietnam£9,300 to meet the cost of weekly dance classes, healthy living sessions and associated project costs to improve the health and well-being of older people of Chinese and Vietnamese origin.

 

Middlesex ITeC Ltd£9,000 towards computer training and IT Surgeries for older people.

 

Strategic Initiatives

London Legal Support Trust£345,000 over five years (£69,000 per annum) to the London Legal Support Trust to cover the cost of a f/t Development Officer plus senior officer support from the CEO and Head of Funding to develop and maintain the London Specialist Advice Forum.

 

Paddington Development Trust£23,300 towards staffing and associated running costs to enable London Communities Commission to develop the concept of generating additional resources to support stressed communities through a small additional share issue by FTSE 100 and 250 companies, in collaboration with the Community Wealth Fund Alliance.

 

Participatory City FoundationA further and final £450,000 over two years (£250,000; £200,000) to the Participatory City Foundation to deliver the Every One Every Day neighbourhood project across the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

 

SEUK£200,000 over 2 years towards the salary of a part-time project director, together with social sector consultancy costs, low bono legal fees, accountancy services for the project and the implementation of financial systems.

 

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