News archive

2022
News
At the Albany in Deptford, a young girl looks at the camera with a smile. She is holding up a handful of red peppers.

Community gardening sessions at Deptford’s green oasis

South Londoners can get their hands dirty and learn how to grow... more »

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Brixton Advice Centre Community Adviser Sue Noel advises a client

Legal advice service offers beacon of hope for foodbank users

Foodbank users can get free legal advice to help lift themselves out... more »

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Blog
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Internal learning to support your team’s development 

Internal learning sessions: what works well Jen Durrant, City Bridge Trust’s Impact and... more »

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Bonny Downs Community Association member Lorraine takes part in chair-based exercise sessions

Older east Londoners stay connected as new funding boosts service

A ‘life-changing’ service which provides free exercise, social activities and creative sessions... more »

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Event
Building financial resilience workshop

Workshop: Building financial resilience

Building financial resilience: Free workshop for organisations funded by City Bridge Trust... more »

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January news bulletin

Grants & support for funded organisations We send out a regular news bulletin to organisations... more »

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2021
News
City Bridge Trust logo, celebrating 25 years

COVID-19: Still standing with the sector

We stand with the sector With our partner funders, City Bridge Trust... more »

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News

Whilst our Funding Programme, Bridging Divides remains temporarily on pause, we are pleased to announce that the most recent wave of funding via the London... more »

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Blog
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Our Current Data

I’m Dr Emma Horrigan and I’m the data analyst at City Bridge... more »

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Grants
City Bridge Trust logo, celebrating 25 years

Over £3.9m awarded at January 2021’s committee

Bridging Divides – Advice and Support 999 Club £67,650 for a further... more »

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Grants
Adults stand and smile while holding badminton rackets in a sports hall

London Community Response Fund – Grants Awarded

Grants awarded by CBT for Waves 1 – 5 and COVID 19... more »

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News
Charlie at Age UK Ealing, an elderly man seated in an armchair holding an Age UK mug

‘Lifeline’ phone support for isolated older people in Ealing

The telephone support service run by Age UK Ealing sees volunteers and... more »

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2020
News

Small Grants now offered for three years!

From 7th January, organisations applying to us at the City Bride Trust Small Grants Programme will be eligible for three years funding rather than one.... more »

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News

LocalMotion: Collaborate to Innovate!

The circumstances facing communities and charities across the country are increasingly difficult. The long-term and continuing squeeze on funding to local government and for local... more »

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Grants

Over £5.5m approved in latest grant round

In our first Committee of 2020, our Committee approved grants totalling £5.5m. This comprised 44 grants, large and small, supporting organisations that reach those in... more »

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News

Developing and testing new ideas with City Bridge Trust’s ‘Stepping Stones’ programme

  Got a great idea but lack the funds? Read on here about how to armour clad yourself for the future.   In these stormy... more »

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News

Help Connecting Locally

  We know that organisations in London benefit from linking with similar organisations to share expertise, learning and contacts. In response to this need, we... more »

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COVID 19: City Bridge Trust gives £1m to emergency fund

City Bridge Trust has joined the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and London Funders a network of investors of London’s civil society to launch the... more »

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2019
News

Providing restorative justice to victims of hate crime

Why Me? Victims for Restorative Justice, a national charity based in Southwark which supports victims of crime, has been awarded a grant of £57,000 from... more »

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News

New partnership finance scheme launched

At an event earlier today, the Trust launched a new finance scheme in partnership with UBS and Clothworkers Foundation. This scheme will provide a follow-on... more »

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Grants

Trust reaches £400m milestone for grants to London

At its latest meeting on 31 January, the City Bridge Trust committee agreed 35 grants totalling over £4.5 million, for causes including services for disabled... more »

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Grants

Trust awards £5m in funding for London

At our latest Grants meeting last week, our Committee Members agreed funding to forty organisations totalling nearly £5million. These awards brought the total awarded for... more »

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News

Stepping Stones Relaunches

On April 11th, CBT relaunched its Stepping Stones Fund, an award-winning social-investment readiness grants programme delivered in partnership with UBS. The good news is that... more »

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Event

Responding to the Resilience Risk Launch

City Bridge Trust is pleased to announce its second Call For Ideas on developing the resilience of organisation’s frontline staff. This open call for proposals... more »

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2018
Event

Skills Training for Small Charities

The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) works to support small charities (those with an income under £1.5 million) to be as effective as sustainable as... more »

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News

Ethical Property Foundation Survey

What does property mean to your charity? The Ethical Property Foundation is funded by the City Bridge Trust to provide a range of property-related advice,... more »

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News

IVAR launches new website

Free resource for charities, social enterprises and community organisations Is merger the... more »

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Grants

£2 million awarded to groups across London

At the Trust’s recent Committee meeting in January, grants totalling almost £2 million were agreed to charities & projects across London. Grants awarded included: £133,300... more »

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News

London’s First Borough of Culture Announced

In an event at City Hall earlier today, Mayor of London Sadiq... more »

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Event

Data Surgery Event – 19th March

Get expert advice from a team of statisticians, data scientists and researchers working for the GLA. London’s data experts will be available for a “data... more »

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2017
Grants

£1.5m awarded by Trust at January committee meeting

At  a recent meeting on 10th January, our committee agreed grants totaling over £1.5 million to organisations across Greater London tackling disadvantage. These included £102,000 to The... more »

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News

Bridging Divides – Our Draft Funding Strategy

We are delighted to announce the publication of our Draft Funding Strategy for 2018-23: Bridging Divides. This was presented to our Committee on the 6th... more »

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News

Crowdfunding initiative launched to tackle poverty & inequality in London

In collaboration with Crowdfunder and The Social Innovation Partnership, Trust for London and City Bridge Trust have launched a new £100,000 fund available to organisations... more »

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News

New Round of Stepping Stones Fund Launched

The Trust is please to announce that over £500,000 of funding is... more »

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Grants

Trust awards over £2.8 million at March committee

At the Trust’s Grants meeting on 20th March, our committee agreed grants totaling over £2.8 million to organisations tackling disadvantage and creating a fairer London. This brought... more »

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News

Bridge to Work Agreed

At our recent Committee meeting on 20th March 2017, the Trust agreed... more »

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2016
News

20 Years of Investing in Londoners

To mark the end of our 20th Anniversary year the Trust held... more »

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News

The Way Ahead – Civil Society at the Heart of London

London needs a vibrant civil society in order to prosper, yet these... more »

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News

Growing Localities Awards 2016

Last night, Thursday 30th June, the Trust held its fourth annual Growing... more »

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News

David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowships

Recognising and rewarding social innovation Applications are now open for the Macquarie Group Foundation’s 2016 David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowships which recognise, promote and reward... more »

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Grants

Trust awards £1.8 million at its July Committee

At its recent meeting on the 14th July, the Trust’s Committee was pleased to approve grants totalling over £1.8 million to 20 charities across London.... more »

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Event

Parallel London

  Join the world’s first fully inclusive fun push/run! Sunday 4 September,... more »

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2015
News

Market finance supports charity

Why would a charity want to become listed on the London Stock... more »

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News

London’s Civil Society

The Future of Civil Society Support in London London Funders, working with... more »

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News

Lord Mayor’s Show

Celebrating 20 years of investing in Londoners City Bridge Trust will be celebrating... more »

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News

City Bridge Trust Volunteering Day

Once a year, the City Bridge Trust team takes a day out... more »

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News

Lord Mayor’s Show 2015

City Bridge Trust celebrated its 20th year of grant-making with a special... more »

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