Bridging Divides: Grant making at City Bridge Trust

City Bridge Trust awards at least £28m per year to charitable causes in London. The majority of these grants are made under our Bridging Divides scheme, which has five programmes listed below.

To see all our grants listed on one page, visit our What we fund page.

Connecting the Capital

Grants to help make London’s communities stronger, more resilient and thriving. Connecting the Capital – click to learn more.

Positive Transitions

Funding to help Londoners experiencing inequality and disadvantage to make important transitions in their lives. Positive Transitions – click to learn more.

Advice and Support

Grants to help address inequalities in London by funding good quality advice and support. Advice and support – click to learn more.

Small Grants

Small Grants to support local greening and growing projects, and projects which enable disabled people and/or older people who are disadvantaged to actively participate in wellbeing opportunities. Small Grants – click to learn more.

Strategic development funding for place-based giving schemes – now closed

This funding stream is closed. A new, time-limited opportunity for place-based giving schemes to apply for funding to support their strategic development. The closing date for applications is 5pm Thursday 17th March 2022. See Strategic development funding for place-based giving schemes.


Apply for a grant

Please note: applications to some grants made under our Bridging Divides programme are temporarily paused.

Before making an application to us, you should read carefully the information in Who we fund and What we fund. You might also wish to read our FAQs which contains information on our grant-making and common questions. If, having read these pages, you wish to apply to us, please go to How to apply for information on our application process and the Eligibility Quiz which you must complete to access our online application form.

Along with the above, we also run one-off grant programmes, such as our Stepping Stones Fund which offers grants to organisations looking to become investment ready.