The Bridge Programme

The Bridge Programme is a new and exciting offer: a ‘funder plus’ model covering a wide range of support needs. 

We know that these are challenging times for voluntary sector organisations in London with growing demands on your services against a backdrop of shrinking resources. So, we are piloting this scheme – which is entirely voluntary - to our grantees to help your organisation become stronger and more sustainable. We are working with partner organisations – Cranfield Trust, Locality an Rocket Science, as well as a wider pool of support providers – and City Bridge Trust will not know whether you have taken up support or not; these offers are independent of your funding.

We want the Bridge Programme to help us better understand what support works best for the organisations we fund.  This new programme enables you to access support from impact measurement and fundraising to attending training events or conferences, or receiving ‘backfill’ support to allow you or your team to attend development activities – this is not an exhaustive list, we are aiming to understand your support needs and link you with the right source of support to meet your needs. 

At the end of the pilot, we will use what have learnt to roll the programme out more widely.  Hearing about hiccups and blockers will be as important as successes, as we will use the learning (which will be entirely anonymised) to inform the programme in the future.

We really hope you will want to take part in this exciting opportunity to access additional support for your organisation and to help shape how the Bridge Programme develops in the future.


How to apply for grantees:

If you are a City Bridge Trust grantee and are interested in applying for support, please Register or Login below and complete an application for Bridge Programme Support. Click here to begin an application.

Bridge Programme - three-step process for receiving support

  • Step 1: Complete your application – let us know a bit about yourself and the support you think your organisation requires.
  • Step 2: Diagnostic – your application will be reviewed by the Bridge Programme Connectors, either Cranfield Trust or Locality (who act as independent brokers). A Connector will be in touch to discuss and diagnose the support you require.
  • Step 3: Connect with a support provider – your Connector will work with you to identify a suitable provider to meet your organisation's support needs.  

If you have any questions, please contact or call 020 7253 6289.

How to apply for providers

If you would like to apply to be on the list of approved providers, please Register or Login below and complete an application to be a City Bridge Trust Bridge Programme provider. Click here to begin an application. 

We will be in-touch to inform you if your application is approved or if we require any additional information. If you have any questions, please contact or call 020 7253 6289.  

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If you have any questions about this programme, please contact Peter at +44 (0) 20 7253 6289 or e-mail.

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