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 21st March), or late July/August for the October Trustees' meeting (closing date 20th September).

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

The Trustees focus their grant giving by encouraging applications related to prisoners, ex offenders, and their families, and the criminal justice system. More general applications from charities representing those “in need” receive a lower priority.

This policy is 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:

Bounce Back Foundation

Changing Tunes (London & South East)

Fine Cell Work

Hardman Trust


New Bridge Foundation

Pimlico Opera

Prison Choir Project

Prisoners Abroad


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
by email

Registered charity number 205943

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