The Trustees meet twice a year to consider applications, in April and October. To apply for a grant, charities should email The Clerk† requesting an application form. The preferred time to do this is late January/February for the April Trustees' meeting (closing date for receipt of applications is 31st March), or late July/August for the October Trustees' meeting (closing date 30th September).

City & Met is a very small Trust, and the Trustees are only able to make modest grants (typically averaging £2,000).†

In 2016 the Trustees decided to re-emphasise their grant giving direction by encouraging applications related to ex offenders and their families. As a result, the more general applications from charities representing those “in need” will in future receive a lower priority.

This decision was reached partly because of the†historical reasons†for the creation of the Charity, and partly to give our modest giving more focus.

For a full list of grants made in the past two years, please see our latest Report & Accounts, which are published at the Charity Commission website. (page 9)

Examples of charities that the Trustees have recently supported include:

Brent Centre For Young People

Changing Tunes (London & South East)

Fine Cell Work

Hardman Trust

Pimlico Opera

Prisoners Abroad

Sheriffs' & Recorder's Fund


The charity does NOT give grants medical charities, nor to individuals or students, only other charities registered with the Charity Commission.

All correspondence is conducted
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Registered charity number 205943

© Nigel Pullman 2016