City Bridge Trust


The City Bridge Trust's origins can be traced back to 1097 when taxes were raised to repair London Bridge. By the end of the 12th century, a significant fund had begun to accumulate due to the taxes, rents and bequests collected. The trust’s grantmaking arm began supporting charitable activity benefiting the inhabitants of Greater London in 1995.


To address disadvantage by supporting charitable activity across Greater London through quality grantmaking and related activities within clearly defined priorities.

Geographic Focus

Greater London

Programme Areas

The foundation has the following grant programmes:

• Accessible London
• Bridging Communities
• Improving Londoners’ Mental Health
• London’s Environment
• Older Londoners
• Positive Transitions to Independent Living
• Strengthening the Third Sector

There are no closing dates for applications for the above.

An additional ‘Greening the Third Sector’ grant programme provides advice, training and an eco-audit.

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