What is Growing Prosperity?

We believe that prosperity is much more than economic wealth. It is about the quality of life in communities. We value the role that the environment plays in building social capital, in contributing to health and well-being, and as a mechanism for bringing together diverse communities in ways which are both sustainable and enjoyable.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the City Bridge Trust are two of the UK’s leading social and environmental funders and have invested millions into the not-for-profit sector in recent decades. Our collaboration on Growing Prosperity reflects our commitment to disseminating knowledge and sharing lessons learnt from our respective environmental grants’ programmes.

Growing Prosperity will be participative and proactive, providing an open forum for civil society organisations, funders, policy thinkers and makers to share good ideas, connect local solutions to global challenges, and explore how best to grow and multiply the shoots of innovation.


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The City Bridge Trust

The City Bridge Trust is part of an ancient charity which goes back to the Middle Ages. For centuries its business was building and maintaining bridges but nowadays it concentrates its grant making on linking communities, crossing divides and building metaphorical bridges.

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Logo: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is committed to bring about long-term improvements in well-being, particularly for the most vulnerable, by creating connections across boundaries (national borders, communities, disciplines and sectors) which deliver social, cultural and environmental value.

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