City Bridge Trust gives greenspace grant

The City of London Corporation's charity, City Bridge Trust, has awarded £72,900 to the Haringey-based Bridge Renewal Trust for its healthy living project.

Haringey Council figures show the borough is the fourth most deprived in London, and 24 per cent of households (approximately 23,500) fall below 60 per cent of the national median household income threshold. Many have limited access to outdoor space and lack knowledge about growing food and healthy cooking.

The grant from City Bridge Trust will enable Bridge Renewal Trust to transform an under-used green space near a community hut into a communal garden and to offer 60 family sessions each year. Local residents are invited to join these activities and learn about gardening, cookery, and food safety, as well eating the food that they have grown. In addition, after-school sessions will be run for local school children to teach them about the nutritional and other benefits of growing food.  

The Bridge Renewal Trust chair Rachel Hughes said:

"The City Bridge Trust grant is great news – it will help put the heart back into the Tiverton estate and surrounding areas in South Tottenham, bringing community gardening and cooking to local families. More than healthy food and physical activities, this grant will help us bring people together and provide a springboard for better health and wellbeing."

City Bridge Trust chairman Jeremy Mayhew said:

"Improving the health and well-being of the wider community in practical ways is challenging, but essential. Bridge Renewal Trust’s healthy living project will use green areas to raise awareness about healthy living and also brings communities together to improve well-being."­

City Bridge Trust is the grant-making arm of Bridge House Estates, whose sole trustee is the City of London Corporation. It supports London’s charities and provides grants totalling around £15 million annually. City Bridge Trust is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.


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