The City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, has given away a record £6.3m to more than 40 charities.
Charities supporting young crime victims, homeless LGBT+ people and refugees were among the 41 London organisations which received a share of the money, the highest amount granted by the trust in one funding round.
The grants included £191,800 to Stepney City Farm, which gives city dwellers the chance to meet farm animals and learn about growing food, £79,200 to the British Refugee Council to provide counselling and psychotherapy support for asylum seekers and refugees and £132,000 to the Prison Advice Care and Trust to support women prisoners after release.
Advocacy in Greenwich was awarded £147,400 to help young disabled people become more independent, Embrace Child Victims of Crime received £48,000 to provide practical and emotional support for young crime victims and the Albert Kennedy Trust has been granted £60,000 to help young homeless LGBT+ people off the streets and into accommodation.
Dhruv Patel, chair of the City Bridge Trust committee, said the funding would transform the lives of thousands of Londoners most in need.
"We want to help make the capital a safer place for young people, give a voice to those who are under-represented and cut the inequality that should not exist in this city," he said.
"At a time when public finances are under significant strain, charities are plugging the gap and playing a major role in tackling disadvantage in London.
"By working together we can strengthen our communities and make this city a fairer place in which to work and live."
The City Bridge Trust, which was founded in 1995, gives £20m a year to charities fighting inequality and disadvantage in London.
The latest funding round brings the number of grants the charity has awarded to 8,000, totalling more than £400m over its 24 years.
The following organisations received grants as part of the funding round:
Advocacy in Greenwich £147,400
Albert Kennedy Trust £57,500
Body & Soul £60,000
British Refugee Council £79,200
Centrepoint Soho £107,100
Children England £279,520
Claremont Project £98,800
Clic Sargent £254,000
Community Links Bromley £191,630
Covent Garden Dragon Hall Trust £66,000
Crafts Council £100,000
Create London £58,000
Ealing Law Centre £108,000
Embrace CVOC (Child Victims of Crime) £48,800
Evergreen Play Association Ltd £46,200
Headway East London £102,230
Irish Elderly Advice Network £150,000
Islington Boat Club £54,600
Islington Mind £181,200
Latin American Women’s Rights Service £82,900
London Legal Support Trust £345,000 and £464,000
Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre £66,000
North Kensington Law Centre £100,000
Participatory City Foundation £450,000
Prison Advice and Care Trust £132,000
Shpresa Programme £52,000
Social Enterprise UK £200,000
St Clement and St James Community Development Project £95,000
St Gabriel’s Parish House Trust £100,000
Stepney City Farm £191,800
Stratford Circus Arts Centre £72,000
Sycamore Trust UK £90,000
The French Protestant Church of London £98,500
The Horse Rangers Association Limited £109,000
Trailblazers Mentoring Ltd £71,000
Waterloo Community Counselling £80,000
Young Barnet Foundation £200,000
Young Brent Foundation £200,000
Young Ealing Foundation £220,000
Young Harrow Foundation £200,000
Young Westminster Foundation £200,000