City Bridge Trust

Location: City Bridge Trust, City Of London, Po Box 270, Guildhall, London, EC2P 2EJ United Kingdom

EIN: 980

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20Positive leader in the field20Responsive19Builds relationships19Friendly18Gives more than money16"Gets" nonprofits and issues13Openminded9Likes site visits8Culturally sensitive8Insightful6Risk taker

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City Bridge Trust

May 27, 2020

Reviewer UK741 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Try and have a conversation beforehand. Believe they really want to fund good work and want to support you. They've been very flexible and clear with what they expect.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Response from City Bridge Trust

Jul 28, 2020

Thank you very much for this vote of confidence. We do indeed really want to help and the more we can get this message to potential grantees the better. We are pleased that you have felt supported during Covid-19 as this has been our priority over the past few months. We love to visit funded organisations and hope to start this again as soon as we can safely.

Dec 12, 2019

Reviewer UK718 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

read all the information. Make notes, and prepare narrative statements. Make sure you have all the documentation thats required.

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Friendly, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

Response from City Bridge Trust

Mar 05, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to feedback to us and for your appreciation. We are pleased that our core funding has helped at such a difficult time.

Dec 02, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

This is an approachable funder who understand the issues that infrastructure organisation face in this current funding climate.

They also, in addition to funding, help you to make connections to supportive services and training that enables you to improve skills base in areas that can enhance or improve service productivity.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

Response from City Bridge Trust

Mar 05, 2020

Thank you for your feedback - we are delighted that you have found us a supportive and approachable funder. Our Funding Managers work very hard to understand the current funding climate and will continue to do this.

Nov 01, 2019

Reviewer UK470 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

As with any application, read the criteria carefully, make sure that your ask is a good fit for the funder's objectives, and demonstrate clearly how your programme delivers on their priorities.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Builds relationships, Responsive

Oct 17, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

conversations at a strategic level helped to ensure our work aligned with theirs. If possible, seek out these conversations (whether directly or joining their events)

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Gives more than money, Builds relationships

Response from City Bridge Trust

Oct 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We are very keen to have an open dialougue with the sector and would encourage all prospective grantees to follow us on Twitter @CityBridgeTrust to be alerted of future events where you can engage with us. We are keen to utilise a full assets approach to our grant-making, so we really value your feedback regarding giving more than money and convening.

Oct 03, 2019

Reviewer UK295 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

A fair and thoughtful funder but one which needs lots of well thought through information and data. Investing the time to do this properly is necessary.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

Response from City Bridge Trust

Oct 09, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We value your time and honesty, and will use your comments to feed into our processes as we refine them. We are reviewing our assessment workflows and procedures and will ensure your feedback regarding the various required “extras” is taken into account.

Sep 30, 2019

Reviewer UK573 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Have an open and honest dialogue about your work and the challenges your organisation is facing, as City Bridge really understand these and the relationship is enhanced by open dialogue. Make sure you have thought out and have in order organisational processes as well, such as Safeguarding and other key policies.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

Response from City Bridge Trust

Oct 01, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We really value having an open and honest dialogue with our grantees. It’s really helpful that you’ve highlighted the importance of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and climate change. We’re considering these issues as part of current work to better live our organisational values and we’ll make sure your comments feed into this.

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