Wednesday, 29 May 2024
Wednesday, 29 May 2024

£10m funding ‘lifeline’ highlighted during Refugee Week

SUPPORT from London’s biggest independent charity funder for people coming to the UK in search of sanctuary has passed £10 million in three years.

City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charity funder, has awarded 40 grants totalling £4 million for projects specifically aimed at supporting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants across the capital.

Meanwhile, over the same period, a further £6 million was awarded to 42 schemes which are partially aimed at people from those groups.

The milestone was passed as the trust marks Refugee Week, which runs all this week and celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary.

£10m funding ‘lifeline’ highlighted during Refugee Week
City Bridge Trust Chairman Giles Shilson.

City Bridge Trust Chairman Giles Shilson said:

“During Refugee Week we’re proud to highlight the work of our grantees who are providing a lifeline to people seeking refuge, who have often fled life-threatening danger in their home country and endured an arduous journey to get to the UK.

“The support they offer helps those coming here in search of sanctuary to meet basic needs such as food and accommodation, to create a new life for themselves and make a positive contribution to society.”

The City of London Corporation’s charity funder, City Bridge Trust, is London’s biggest independent grant giver. It awards grants of over £30 million a year to tackle disadvantage across the capital.

It has also made an extra £200 million available over five years from 2021 to 2026 to support London’s charity sector – www.citybridgetrust.org.uk.

More information on Refugee Week is at: www.refugeeweek.org.uk.

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