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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51Responsive48Friendly48Positive leader in the field44Builds relationships39"Gets" nonprofits and issues38Gives more than money30Openminded26Culturally sensitive23Insightful17Likes site visits14Risk taker

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City Bridge Trust

Feb 25, 2022

Reviewer UK868 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Bid writer be prepared

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Positive leader in the field

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Response from City Bridge Trust

Mar 01, 2022

Thank you for your feedback. We are currently working to improve our reach across all communities in London.

Feb 24, 2022

Reviewer UK101 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Always check the web site of the funders and maybe check who they have previously funded and for how much.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

Response from City Bridge Trust

Mar 01, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to give feedback. All our grants are published on 360 Giving.

Feb 21, 2022

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Very approachable funder that has clearly defined guidelines.

Response from City Bridge Trust

Mar 01, 2022

We are pleased to hear you find us approachable, many thanks for your review.

Feb 18, 2022

Reviewer UK855 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Understand what the funder is looking for and read their eligibility guideline first before applying

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Responsive

Response from City Bridge Trust

Mar 01, 2022

Thank you for sending feedback, we really appreciate it.

Feb 18, 2022

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

They should read the funding criteria carefully before applying

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Positive leader in the field, Builds relationships, Responsive

Response from City Bridge Trust

Mar 01, 2022

Many thanks for your review, we are working to update our criteria to make them easier to understand.

Feb 08, 2022

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Read all the available information up front. The funder responds promptly to queries, usually with information already online.
Get your (internal) organisational questions off to relevant teams as soon as possible.

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Culturally sensitive, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

Response from City Bridge Trust

Mar 01, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to give this feedback, we are always looking to improve.

Jan 31, 2022

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Make sure you have all the figures and reasoning to hand before starting

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Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Builds relationships, Responsive

Response from City Bridge Trust

Feb 01, 2022

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you find our monitoring pertinent.

Jan 28, 2022

Reviewer UK669 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

I will advise him to read the guidelines as well to have a clear picture of the project he is requesting funding and make sure that respond to the aims of the trust as well as open contact with the trust to find clarity and guidance they always are there to help you

Pros

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

Feb 01, 2022

Many thanks for your feedback, we are currently undergoing a review of our systems so hope to be able to improve this soon.

Jan 26, 2022

Reviewer UK709 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Great funder that seems to understand that it takes time and resources to apply for grants and does not request unnecessary information mapped against pages and pages of guidance and templates. The evaluation for this funder (through London Community Response Fund) was light touch and made us want to provide more information which could be sent in a format that we as an organisation find useful for the developing the work.

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Gives more than money, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

Response from City Bridge Trust

Feb 01, 2022

Thank you for your review and we are pleased to hear that we are asking for things that are proportionate.

Jan 25, 2022

Reviewer UK946 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

You can be honest with them. They understand and always want to learn more about the challenges faced by our sector

Pros

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

Response from City Bridge Trust

Feb 01, 2022

We are really pleased to hear about your experience with us, thanks for your review.

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