City Bridge Trust

Supporting young disabled Londoners into and in employment

Bridge to work

The City Bridge Trust is the charitable funding arm of Bridge House Estates which can trace its origin back over 800 years ago.

The City Bridge Trust’s Bridge to Work programme aims to tackle the disproportionately high level of unemployment amongst young disabled Londoners.

The Trust’s investment of £3.3m over the next 5 years (alongside £1.25m to support people with mental health needs in employment) will support a range of activities to break down the barriers to employment for these 16-30 year olds.

City Bridge Trust are offering bursaries for paid internships; access to practical support and guidance for employers and for those seeking work; and we are enabling selected charities (below) with deep experience of the issue to scale up their work and to join together to influence policy and practice. In addition we recognise the importance of supporting employers to do more with this rich but untapped seam of talent and potential.

Action on Disability
Muscular Dystrophy UK
National Autistic Society
Whizz Kidz