City Bridge Trust is the grant-making arm of Bridge House Estates, a fund administered by the City of London which has its origins in medieval times when finance was needed to build and maintain Old London Bridge.
City Bridge Trust was established to make use of funds surplus to bridge requirements and currently awards grants of around £20 million a year to charities working in Greater London. The City of London Corporation is the Trust’s sole trustee and members of its Court of Common Council form the Trust’s Grants Committee. Since The Trust began grant-making in 1995, it has made over 7,000 grants totalling over £1/3 billion. They are the founding supporters and funders of London 360, since its launch in 2011.
The Mayor’s Fund for London is a social mobility charity. They empower young Londoners from disadvantaged backgrounds to acquire the skills and opportunities they need to secure employment, climb the career ladder and escape the threat of poverty.
Creativity Works is an arts-based employability project for 17-24 year-olds focused on generating greater access to the sector. It also benefits young people through transferable skills, raising confidence and self-belief. Example field trips have included a studio in Paris as well as behind the scenes tours around the immersive theatre sets of Punchdrunk’s productions.
John Lyon’s Charity gives grants to benefit children and young people up to the age of 25 who live in nine boroughs in northwest London: Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and the Cities of London and Westminster.
The Charity’s mission is to promote the life-chances of children and young people through education. Since 1992, the Charity has distributed over £90million to a range of services for young people, including youth clubs, arts projects, counselling initiatives, childcare and parental support schemes, sports programmes and academic bursaries.
Trust for London is an organisation that exists to reduce poverty and inequality in London. They do this by funding the voluntary and community sector and others, as well as by using their own expertise and knowledge to support work that tackles poverty and its root causes.
There are committed to working in an approachable and accessible way, listening to and learning from those that they fund. They believe that commissioning research can improve
understanding of the causes and effects of poverty and inequality in London. They look to partnerships, particularly with other funders, to help increase the impact of their work.
C. Hoare & Co. is the only family owned survivor of the private deposit banks which were established in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, they combine traditional values with a modern approach to banking and take pride in delivering an outstanding service tailored to their customers’ needs.
Each year, the Partners give some of the bank’s profits to the Golden Bottle Trust, both to support charities in that year and to create a reserve to support future giving. The trustees have agreed that up to 25% of the fund should be made in social investments.
The aim is to deploy some of the Trust’s invested capital for positive social impacts as well as financial return.
Arts Council England was set up in 1946, by Royal Charter, to champion and develop art and culture across the country. They’re governed by an executive board and national and area councils.
They invest public money, including National Lottery money to help bring great art and culture to everyone. Over the next three years they will invest £1.1 billion of public money from the Government and an estimated £700 million from the National Lottery to help create great art and culture for everyone, everywhere.
Founded by Royal Charter in 1528, the original purpose of The Clothworkers’ Company was to protect its members and promote the craft of cloth-finishing within the City of London.
Although few of their present members are involved in the textile industry in any direct way, they continue to support textiles, principally through educational grants, fostering the development of technical textiles and colour science, and support for the nation’s textile heritage.
The assets of the Company, which are based on property and investments, are used to support The Clothworkers’ Foundation, which is a registered charity and one of the largest grant-makers in Britain.