Agenda item

Investing in Londoners Statistical Report

Report of the Chief Grants Officer and Director of City Bridge Trust


The Committee received a report of the Chief Grants Officer and Director of City Bridge Trust (CGO) providing statistical analysis of grant applications received under your Investing in Londoner’s grants scheme which ran from September 2013 until April 2018.


The average success rate of applicants, at 50%, compared favourably to other funders and was higher than CBT’s previous 5-year grants programmes, and the themes of the programme were well-established. The Committee noted the tables detailing grant awards by geographical location and highlighted areas where future work could be concentrated. The Committee noted that a number of applications were awaiting assessment and would be completed by October, but trends would remain the same.


As the programme had been a success, Members suggested that the key messages could be publicised more widely via the City of London Corporation’s website and other literature, or could be presented on social media via an infographic. It was positive that areas requiring more work had been identified. Various projects to build capacity in certain areas had been initiated. Outreach work with local authorities was planned as part of the Bridging Divides strategy and an update could be brought back to the Committee in six months.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

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