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New 5 year strategy directs £100m City Bridge Trust funding to 'Bridging Divides' in London

Jul 25th 2017

A new strategy that will shape the way £100m is spent by City Bridge Trust over the next five years has now been agreed by both the City Bridge Trust (CBT) Committee and the Court of Common Council,  the City of London Corporation’s primary decision-making body.

The new strategy 'Bridging Divides' commits the City of London Corporation's charitable funder City Bridge Trust to using its funding, knowledge, networks and assets to support Londoners and communities experiencing disadvantage and marginalisation to thrive and 'ensure that London is a city that works for everyone'.

Alderman Alison Gowman, City Bridge Trust Chairman, says: "We are determined that this does not become just a box-ticking exercise. This ensures that as a charitable funder we stay relevant and live to the changing needs of Londoners."

Through this strategy CBT intends to consider the ways in which it can make the most positive impact on reducing inequality and creating cohesive communities, whilst also determining its role in improving the success and resilience of London’s civil society.

Sufina Ahmad, who has lead on the strategy, says: "We could not have got to this stage if it wasn’t for the hundreds of inputs we gained from individuals and organisations spanning multiple sectors, through our various surveys and face-to-face meetings and events.  All of us here at CBT would like to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who has contributed to this process so far."

You can download the strategy below:

Bridging Divides: City Bridge Trust Funding Strategy 2018-2023

Bridging Divides: Easy Read version

If you require the strategy in a different format, email citybridgetrust@cityoflondon.gov.uk.

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