Grants worth more than £1.6m awarded at April 2021’s committee

At April’s meeting of the City Bridge Trust Committee, we saw 16 grants awarded, totalling more than £1.6m

Bridging Divides – uncategorised

Disability Sports Coach
£101,000 over two further and final years (£50,000; £51,000) towards the Project Officer, sessional coaches, running costs and overheads for 5 Disability Sports Clubs across London

Heart n Soul
£60,000 over two further and final years (2 x £30,000) to continue delivery of the Expandable project, including a contribution to the Project Manager and Project Assistant’s salaries.

Bridging Divides – Positive Transitions

Irish Chaplaincy
£74,000 over two further and final years (£37,000, £37,000) towards the full-time salary of a Pastoral Outreach Worker and associated project costs (such as phone and IT, volunteer expenses and social events) to maintain and further expand the organisation’s work with older Irish people in London and build on existing partnership working.

Age UK Bexley
£82,781 over two further and final years (£40,960 and £41,821) for the salary of a f/​t Project Worker plus project and management contributions for the Men in Sheds project.

Community Action For Refugees and Asylum Seekers
£56,505 over 2 further and final years (£28,124; £28,381) towards the salary costs of the part time Project Coordinator and associated running costs of the ESOL programme.

Back Up
£239,500 over 5 years (£42,100; £47,900: £49,500; £50,000; £50,000) towards, project costs and overheads to support Londoners with a spinal cord injury to live independent lives.

Youth League (UK) Ltd
£249,500 over five years (£47,800; £47,400; £50,300; £50,200; £53,800) towards the salaries of a Project Manager and Support Worker; activity costs; and overheads of the Integration Support Project aimed at young migrant and refugee girls.

Caritas Anchor House
£150,000 over three years (3 x £50,000) towards the full-time salary of the Mental Health Lead and development of the organisation’s trauma informed approach.

Changing Faces
£130,000 over three years (£46,300; £42,700; £41,000). £93,000 of which is allocated to staffing costs with the remainder budgeted to volunteer costs, venue hire and accreditation costs.

Bridging Divides – Advice and Support

City & Hackney Carers Centre
£140,900 over three years (£46,290; £46,840; £47,770) for the salary and on-costs of a part-time Bilingual Adviser/​Project Manager and a part-time Bilingual Advice Officer and associated project costs of running a specialist advice service for carers in Hackney and the City of London.

Bridging Divides – Connecting the Capital

Play Adventures & Community Enrichment
£64,400 over two further and final years (2 x £32,200) allocated across multiple staff costs (one Project Lead and eight support staff), to continue the Artist in Training programme to specifically benefit disabled children.

Bridging Divides – Small Grants (Bridging Divides)

Streatham Common Community Garden
£17,300 over two years (£10,000; £7,300) for the salary of a part-time Sunday Community Gardener and associated project costs to deliver an additional programme of structured learning opportunities through community gardening volunteer sessions and workshops.

Let’s Go Outside and Learn CIC
£29,820 over three years (3 x £9,940) towards the cost of an intergenerational gardening project in partnership with Embracing Age, working with local care homes and schools.

Forest Gate Community Garden
£30,000 over three years (£9,500; £10,000; £10,500) towards the salary of 2 part-time staff, an Engagement and Outreach Co-ordinator and Lead Gardener to continue and develop a range of social and educational gardening activities for 50 weeks per annum.

Stepping Stones

Build Up Foundation
£46,000 to Build Up Foundation for additional staff time from the director to work with a product development consultant, set up a cloud-based accounting system and financial modelling, develop a CRM system and board recruitment, to enable the organisation to apply for social investment.

Strategic Initiatives

Cranfield Trust
£150,000 to Cranfield Trust towards continuing the Triage and Connect element of the Bridge Programme to support the delivery of the next phase of the programme.