City Bridge Trust grants reopen

Applications for grants from City Bridge Trust have reopened after a short pause

Eleven participants, staff and volunteers from Disability Sports Club pose as an informal group in a sports hall. They are all smiling and they look like they’re enjoying themselves.
Disability Sports Club. Their fabulous work is supported by City Bridge Trust funding
  • Published: 11 July 2023

The City of London Corporation’s charity funder temporarily paused taking applications from May 23 as it switched over to new grant management software, with the aim of making the application journey smoother for organisations applying for funding.

That process is now complete, and the trust is once again accepting applications through its new online portal.

The funder’s Small Grants Programme will remain on pause until an internal review is completed. The review’s aims are to make the programme more accessible and relevant to small organisations that serve Londoners and has been carried out in consultation with the sector. In addition to this, the Access Audits and Stepping Stones programmes remain paused.

Charities looking for funding can find more information and apply online at, as well as updates about the programmes that remain on pause.

Main image shows participants with Disability Sports Club. Funding from City Bridge Trust currently supports the Club’s Project Officer, sessional coaches, running costs and overheads for five Disability Sports Clubs across London.

The City of London Corporation’s charity funder, City Bridge Trust, is London’s biggest independent grant giver. It awards grants of over £30 million a year to tackle disadvantage across the capital.

It has also made an extra £200 million available over five years from 2021 to 2026 to support London’s charity sector –