City Bridge Trust


The Trust currently awards around £20m per year to charitable causes aimed at tackling inequality in London.

The majority of these grants are made under its Bridging Divides scheme, which has three programmes: Connecting the Capital, Positive Transitions and Advice & Support; and it also has a Small Grants programme. Organisations can apply for up to five years of funding, including core funding.

There are no deadlines and applications are accepted on a continuous basis. It usually takes about four months from submission to final decision although in the ongoing coronavirus crisis, turnaround time is now up to nine months.

More details and how to apply are here.

Capital funding
NLCF (previously Big Lottery) is responsible for distributing £600m each year to communities, raised by players of the National Lottery. The National Lottery Community Fund runs more than 20 funding programmes, several of which are relevant to play - including Awards for All and Reaching Communities.
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