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).
Find details on how to apply on the application pack (92KB).
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 Grants and 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.
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 Samuel Wilson's Loan 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.
Detailed information regarding the loan application process is managed on behalf of the Trust by GLE oneLondon. If you would like any further information please contact GLE oneLondon direct and mention the Samuel Wilson’s Loan Trust.
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).
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