Now that our next strategy, Bridging Divides has been agreed, we will turn our attention to its implementation. This will be led on by our Deputy Director, Jenny Field, and will involve the whole team and our trustee, the City of London Corporation. We will, of course, still require support from the people we work with externally, and so do look out for updates about this on our website and on our social media accounts.
If you would like to let us know what you think of the strategy then send us an email (email@example.com) or Tweet us through our Twitter handle @CityBridgeTrust and the hashtag #BridgingDivides.
CBT is immensely grateful to everyone who has so generously given up their time to share their expertise with us. A diverse range of views has been expressed to-date, and we are confident that this strategy gathers the themes and ideas that were expressed in such a way that enables CBT to add real value.
A list of some of the ways in which we engaged various people face-to-face can be found here. We have also listed the organisations we worked with to create this strategy at the back of our new strategy.
Stakeholders have mainly been engaged through face-to-face group and one-to-one meetings; attending and contributing to various conferences, workshops and meetings; commissioning an independent grantee perception survey through the Centre for Effective Philanthropy (227 anonymous responses received); launching an online survey from November 2016 to January 2017 open to all (66 responses received); launching a second online survey open to all from February 2017 to March 2017 (84 responses received) and through our social media hashtag #BridgingLondon. This is a conversation that will continue throughout the lifetime of Bridging Divides.
This work has been further underpinned by various pieces of research that we have commissioned to analyse need in London through the prism of disadvantage; funding best practice; and to determine CBT’s role in London’s funding ecology. All of our research can be found here.