Apply for a grant online

Completing the online application form

The application form is your chance to tell us more about your organisation, the work you would like us to fund and why. Please answer the questions in the application form as fully as possible. The questions are not intended to ‘catch you out’ but help us understand whether City Bridge Trust is likely to be able to support your work.

To make an application you will need to set up an online account using an email address. You will be asked to set a password which you will need to access your application.

You can save your application and return to work on it at a later time using the ‘save and finish later’ button. We recommend saving your application regularly whilst you are working on it and retaining a Word copy of any long text fields. You should use an Internet Explorer web-browser where possible as other browsers (e.g. Mozilla Firefox, Safari & Google Chrome) may cause issues with saving your work.

The Trust will use the e-mail address provided by you on the online form as its main way of contacting you. It is vital that you let us know if any of your contact details change and that you ensure the e-mail account remains active and is able to receive messages. You should check your e-mail on a regular basis once you have submitted your application.

Some questions on the online form are marked as being compulsory and you will not be able to submit the form if any of these are left blank.

For some questions there is a word limit. The word count is shown below the text box and shows how many words you have used out of the limit.

For financial and other numerical questions please enter ‘0’ where the answer is nil.

We ask for a number of supporting documents to be submitted with your application. Please refer to the supporting documents guidance for full details and to make sure you submit the correct information.

  • Detailed proposal: for all funding requests of £5,000 or more
  • Job description(s): for all requests that ask for funding towards a postholder
  • Monitoring framework: all requests
  • Signed audited or independently examined accounts: all requests
  • Draft accounts for your most recent financial year: if your audited or examined accounts are not ready
  • A financial forecast for your current financial year
  • A budget for your next financial year if your next financial year is due to start within 4 months of your submission of this application.
  • Constitution or other governing document: all requests unless you are part of the Church of England

To upload documents, select the type of document from the drop down list, Then click on the browse button to locate the file on your system, highlight the file and click on the ‘upload’ button.

Attachments should either be Word documents (.doc), Excel spreadsheets (.xls) or Portable Document Format (.pdf). We may not be able to open documents in other formats.

There is a 10mb file size limit on all attachments submitted through the online application process.If your attachment is too large to be sent this way and cannot be reduced, please call or e-mail the Trust to arrange an alternative means of sending the document(s).

We would prefer you to submit documents electronically. If this is not possible, please contact the Trust for advice.

If you need more information to help you complete your application, there are buttons on all pages of the online application form which take you to helpful links.

Starting your Application

Please complete the eligibility quiz to access the application form.

If you require our application form or related guidance notes in alternative formats, such as large print, Braille or audio tape please contact us at citybridgetrust@cityoflondon.gov.uk or on 020 7332 3710 to discuss your needs.

The Trust has a zero tolerance towards fraud and will pursue prosecutions in every instance.