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The City Corporation oversees a number of grant-giving trusts as well as awards grants to organisations through its Finance Committee.

The City of London Corporation’s charity: The City Bridge Trust

Established to make use of a funds surplus to bridge requirements and provides grants totalling around £15million per year towards charitable activity benefiting Greater London, the City Bridge Trust - is the grant-making arm of Bridge House Estates, an ancient charity fund managed by the City of London Corporation.

Finance Committee Grants Scheme

The Finance Committee makes small grants to organisations to support work in the areas of heritage and conservation, education and relief of poverty. Occasionally, where charitable initiatives present a strong case for funding, the Committee will also make grants outside these areas.

Grants are met from several sources, including the City's Cash, the City Educational Trust Fund (Registered Charity 290840) and the City of London Relief of Poverty Charity (registered Charity 1073660).

More information
Find details on how to apply on the application pack.

Education grants

Students on higher education may be able to get loans to help with both tuition fees and living costs. To learn out more on the types of loans available, if you eligible and how to apply, see our Pupil and student financial support pages.

Sir William Coxen Trust Fund

The Fund (Registered Charity 206936) applies its balance for the benefit of hospitals and other organisations carrying out work of an orthopaedic nature in England. In particular, preference is given to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital of Great Portland Street.

The capital fund, the original endowment and transfers from the Sir William Coxen Will Trust, produces approximately £80,000 per annum from which grants are made.

More information
For details on how to apply, contact: The Sir William Coxen Trust Fund, Town Clerk’s Office, PO Box 270, Guildhall, London EC2P 2EJ - 020 7332 1416

The Emanuel Hospital Charitable Trust

The Trust (Registered Charity 206952) was established for the benefit of less fortunate individuals - 60 years and older - who have lived for at least two years prior to appointment as a beneficiary in the following London boroughs: City of London, Kensington and Chelsea, Hillingdon, and Westminster.

Download an application form for the Emanuel Hospital Charitable Trust (98kb)

Application forms should be sent to the Clerk to the Trustees, Emanuel Hospital Charitable Trust, Town Clerk’s Office, Corporation of London, PO Box 270, Guildhall, London EC2P 2EJ - 020 7332 1399

Samuel Wilson's Loan Trust

The purpose of the Trust is to benefit young people suffering financial hardship or other disadvantage by granting loans to individuals, partnerships or limited companies recently set up or about to engage in any trade, manufacture, business or profession, or by investing in shares of companies engaging in such activities.

More information
Details of the Trust are available on the Samuel Wilson's Loan Trust information pack (193kb).
Alternatively you can email SWLTchampion@cityoflondon.gov.uk or contact The Clerk, Samuel Wilson’s Loan Trust, P.O. Box 270, Guildhall, London EC2P 2EJ - 020 7332 1302 (Answerphone)

City of London Benevolent Association

Set up in 1879 “to relieve necessitous and deserving persons who are or shall have been since 1874 inclusive members of the Court of Common Council or the widows, widowers or children of such persons”, the Association (Registered Charity 206643)​ offers support and assistance to individuals facing temporary financial hardship (for example due to an accident, family death or other setback).

More information
To find out how to apply contact: The City of London Benevolent Association, Town Clerk’s Office, PO Box 270, Guildhall, London, EC2P 2EJ - 020 7332 1425

Published:
11 April 2012
Last Modified:
15 July 2014

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