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Charities

The City Corporation is responsible for a number of grant-giving charities as well as making other grants to individuals and organisations.

The City Bridge Trust

The City Bridge Trust is the name given to the grant-making activities of Bridge House Estates (Registered Charity 1035628), an ancient charity. Funds surplus to those required for the principal charitable purposes of the charity ie to maintain and support the five bridges in central London (Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Southwark Bridge, the Millennium Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge) support grants totalling around £20million per annum towards charitable activity benefiting Greater London.

Education grants

Students on higher education may be able to get loans to help with both tuition fees and living costs.
Learn more about the types of loans available, if you eligible and how to apply.

School Visits Fund

Established in 2015 the School Visits Fund provides the opportunity for schools to apply for grants to pay for school trips to the City Corporation’s cultural venues. Venues include the Barbican, the Museum of London and Tower Bridge. Since its establishment, the Fund has had 112 successful applications to cover travel costs from schools across London, benefitting 5,682 students. On average, schools applying for the fund have 50% of their students receiving pupil premium (the national average is 26%).

Sir William Coxen Trust Fund

The charity was established under the Will of Sir William Coxen, a previous Lord Mayor (Registered Charity 206936) and applies its income for the benefit of orthopaedic hospitals in England and other hospitals or charitable institutions carrying out similar work (with preference being given to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital of Great Portland Street). The endowment produces approximately £100,000 per annum from which grants are made.

More information

For more information and to request an application form please telephone 020 7332 1416.

The Emanuel Hospital

The Trust (Registered Charity 206952) was founded in 1600 under the Will of Lady Anne Dacre and the income of the charity is now applied for the relief of those in need who are over 60 and have lived for at least two years in the City of London, and certain historic Wards in Kensington and Chelsea, Ealing, Hillingdon, and Westminster. The charity has approximately £80,000 per annum to distribute.

More information

For more information and to request an application form please telephone 020 7332 1399.

Samuel Wilson's Loan Trust

Samuel Wilson's Loan Trust benefits people suffering financial hardship 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.

The Corporation of London Benevolent Association

The charity which was set up in 1879 (Registered Charity 206643) offers support and assistance to current and previous elected Members of the Court of Common Council of the City of London and their dependants who are facing temporary financial hardship (eg through accident, family death or other setback) by making grants for medical care and equipment, and for primary, secondary, higher and further education tuition fees (excluding post graduate study). The charity has a modest income of approximately £10,000 per annum to distribute.

More information

For more information and to request an application form please telephone 020 7332 3419.

Signor Favale’s Marriage Portion Charity

The Scheme governing the above Charity (Registered Charity 206949) provides for the yearly award of usually no more than three Marriage Portions (Dowries) of up to £150 each to poor, honest, young women who were born in the City of London or have been residing therein for a period of one year, and who have been married within the period of 12 calendar months prior to the date of award (in September of each year) or are about to be married.  Download the application form (37KB).

More information

For further information you can contact us on 020 7332 3419.

Published:
11 April 2012
Last Modified:
08 March 2017

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