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City Bridge Trust logo and description

City Bridge Trust is the grant-making arm of the Bridge House Estates whose sole trustee is the City Corporation.

Its origins can be traced back to the 12th century when funds were raised to construct the old London Bridge. Over the centuries, the charity took over the ownership and maintenance of Blackfriars, Southwark, Tower Bridge and, in February 2002, the Millennium Bridge.

Today, its prime purpose remains the maintenance of these bridges. But careful stewardship of the assets has meant that since 1995, funds surplus to the can be used to support charitable activity across Greater London through the City Bridge Trust – in the region of £20m annually.

Over the past 20 years they have awarded over 7,000 grants totalling £1/3 billion

Their mission

To tackle disadvantage in London through four key areas of work:

  1. Grant making
  2. Philanthropy
  3. Social investment
  4. Strategic initiatives

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for funding your organisation must work for the benefit of inhabitants of Greater London and meet certain criteria.

How to apply

To apply for a grant from City Bridge Trust you will need to submit an online application with supporting documents.

Contact City Bridge Trust

City of London, Guildhall, PO Box 270, London, EC2P 2EJ
020 7332 3710
Email: City Bridge Trust Team.