Re-application criteria

If you have previously received a grant from City Bridge Trust and wish to make a further request, please read the following rules on re-applications carefully. If in any doubt please contact us for clarification.

Revenue funding

  • Organisations may receive up to five years continuous revenue funding from City Bridge Trust for the same purpose.
  • An organisation may only hold one Bridging Divides grant from the Trust at any one time – this does not apply to Eco Audits, Stepping Stones, Strategic Initiatives or other one-off programmes, and in certain special circumstances Capital grants. Please contact the Trust for clarification.


Continuation funding

  • If you have received a grant through our Investing in Londoners programmes, providing that you meet the priorities of Bridging Divides you may apply for a continuation grant, for whatever period takes your funding up to five years in total. Therefore, if you have already received two years funding you may apply for a further three years; if you have received three years you may apply for a further two etc.
  • Any application for continuation funding should be made at least four months before the end of the previous grant to allow sufficient time to assess this without a gap between funding although there is no guarantee that a request for continuation funding will be successful.
  • If you wish to reapply for the same purpose but there has been a gap since your last grant, you must wait a period of two years before you can submit a new application.
  • To apply for continuation funding please contact your Funding Manager or email


Reapplying after five years of funding

  • If you have received five years funding, you may not apply to the Trust for the same purpose until two years after the final monitoring report on the previous grant was received and was of a satisfactory standard. However, you may apply for a different purpose (i.e. meets significantly different outcomes) one year after we receive a satisfactory final monitoring report. Please contact the Trust if you are unsure as to whether your new application is sufficiently different.
  • The exception to this is civil society support organisations which are either providing capacity building services to the sector or which are helping to develop voice and leadership within the sector. Organisations meeting this criteria can apply at anytime, providing that any previous grants from the Trust have come to an end and a final and satisfactory monitoring report on the original grant has been received.


Capital funding & Access Audits

  • If you have received capital funding, a year must have elapsed since the receipt of a satisfactory monitoring report accounting for one years’ usage of the facility before you can apply for revenue funding. If you want to apply for further capital funding this gap must be at least 5 years and you must be able to justify why the proposed works could not have been foreseen at the time the original capital grant was made.
  • If you received a grant for an Access Audit, you may apply at any time for funding towards any associated capital works, once the audit is complete.


Small Grants

How much and for how many years?

  • Small Grants are available for up to five years in total (with a maximum grant each year of £10,000 or 50% of your organisation’s total income, whichever is the smaller sum).
  • You can apply for all five years at once or at different times (e.g. you may originally apply for three years and then for an additional two years later on) but there shouldn’t be a gap between your funded years.
  • If you currently hold a Small Grant and wish to apply for continuation funding (up to a maximum of five years in total) then you should ideally submit your application two to three months before your current grant ends – but please do speak to your Funding Manager first.

If I have a Small Grant can I apply, or reapply, for a ‘main grant’?

  • An organisation in receipt of consecutive small grants is eligible to apply for further funding from the main grant programmes for a period which combined with your Small Grant(s) makes no more than a total of five years’ funding. For example, if three years of small grants were received, a main grant application could be considered for a further two years.
  • In all cases, further funding will only be confirmed once we have received a satisfactory monitoring report on the previous grant.
  • You cannot apply for a main grant or another, separate, Small Grant if it is for a different purpose (i.e. you cannot hold two grants at the same time)


Rejected, lapsed or withdrawn applications

  • If your previous application was rejected you must wait at least one year after the date that the original, complete application was submitted. Small grant applications declined on or after 1st September 2021 will be required to have a six month fallow period before they can submit another application. This date is included in the letter sent to you after the application has been considered.
  • If your application was withdrawn (or an application is lapsed) you may reapply at any time.
  • In both cases, it is recommended that you discuss your new request with your Funding Manager and receive feedback on your previous application.