Making London More Liveable FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Making London More Liveable funding programme

Making London More Liveable FAQ

We will fund the following organisation types:

  • A charity that was established and registered in the UK
  • A registered charitable incorporated organisation
  • A registered charitable company
  • A registered charitable industrial and provident society (IPS) or charitable community benefit society (BenCom)
  • A registered CIC (community interest company) limited by guarantee

This programme is open to new applicants and current funded organisations.

See our guidelines on what we cannot fund

Yes, existing City Bridge Foundation grant-holders and those who are currently at assessment stage can apply for this funding programme.

No, there is not a minimum annual income requirement for this programme.

We will not award funding exceeding 50% of the applicant’s turnover/​income in any one year.

The maximum you can apply for is £200,000 over five years. Organisations cannot apply for more than 50% of their turnover/​income (as shown in their most recent signed accounts) in any one year.

All details of our application process can be found on the Making London More Liveable landing page, along with our funding guidance.

Applications must be submitted on our online funding portal by 5pm on Friday, 31 May 2024.

Once applications have been reviewed and shortlisted, we will send outcome emails, to notify unsuccessful applicants and to arrange a detailed assessment with applicants who will be continuing in the process.

Depending on the number of applications submitted, we may not be able to provide individual feedback, but we will try our best to explain why applications were not progressed. We will list the most common reasons of why we turn down applicants on our website.

There are two pre-application webinars to answer questions on the programme during April. Further details can be found on the Making London More Liveable landing page.

We will also be offering pre-application calls throughout April. The purpose of these calls is to help you understand whether you are eligible for the programme. Please note that eligibility for the programme does not guarantee funding. Further details are available on the Making London More Liveable landing page.

Although this work falls under City Bridge Foundation’s commitment to suicide prevention, we are not primarily looking to fund suicide prevention services.

We believe that suicide prevention is everyone’s business and we recognise that some people at risk of suicide may not wish to engage with suicide prevention services.

We wish to fund and strengthen the capacity of a range of services which are supporting people who at risk of suicide.

Through this work, we will not be exclusively funding suicide prevention services. We recognise that different organisations may have different experiences and capacity relating to suicide prevention. 

As part of strengthening the capacity of non-suicide prevention services who are supporting people who are at risk of suicide, we require at least two individuals from each successful applicant to complete suicide prevention training, funded by City Bridge Foundation. More information will be provided to successful applicants.

The role of the learning partner for this work is to support successful applicants to network, share learning, and develop their monitoring processes relating to this work. They will also help City Bridge Foundation to evaluate the impact of the whole programme. We expect that the learning partner will convene funded organisations on a biannual basis.

We recognise that many organisations are overstretched and underfunded and may lack the capacity to engage with training. We hope that the provision of core funding through this programme will help build organisational capacity so that all successful organisations can engage with the learning process. 

If you would like to apply for the programme but you are concerned about your ability to engage with the suicide prevention training or learning partner, then please get in touch with our team.

It is well-evidenced that middle-aged men are more likely to die by suicide than any other age group. If you would like to read more about the risks faced by middle-aged men relating to suicide, the Samaritans have a number of resources on the topic.