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3Pillars Project Awarded Grant from City Bridge Trust to Further Transform Lives

The renowned charitable organisation, 3Pillars Project, is proud to announce that it has been awarded a generous grant from City Bridge Trust, a leading philanthropic organisation dedicated to empowering positive change within the community.

The grant from City Bridge Trust – the City of London Corporation’s charity funder – will significantly enhance 3Pillars Project's ongoing mission to transform the lives of individuals within the criminal justice system through sports-based rehabilitation and mentoring programmes. The financial support will enable 3Pillars Project to expand its reach, enabling even more individuals to benefit from the charity’s impactful initiatives.

"We are thrilled and to receive this grant from City Bridge Trust," said Jennifer Mustoe-Castle, Chief Operating Officer at 3Pillars Project. "This grant will allow us to further our efforts in providing holistic support and guidance to individuals seeking to reintegrate into society after their time in the criminal justice system. By utilising sports as a tool for personal growth and rehabilitation, we are contributing to reducing reoffending rates and fostering positive change."

City Bridge Trust's grant will support a variety of 3Pillars Project's initiatives, including mentoring programmes, life skills workshops, and sports activities that have proven to have a profound impact on participants' lives. This financial injection will facilitate the development of new partnerships, expansion into additional prisons, and the enhancement of programme effectiveness through evidence-based approaches.

3Pillars Project is renowned for its innovative approach to rehabilitation, focusing on addressing the underlying factors contributing to criminal behaviour. By providing individuals with the tools to develop mental, physical, emotional, and social skills, the charity empowers them to lead productive and fulfilling lives upon reentry into society.

With the support of City Bridge Trust, 3Pillars Project is poised to make an even more significant difference in the lives of those seeking a second chance. The collaboration between these two impactful organisations represents a powerful alliance for positive change within the community.

For media inquiries, please contact: Jennifer Mustoe-Castle, COO.

To learn more about 3Pillars Project and its initiatives, please visit

About 3Pillars Project

3Pillars Project provides sports-based mentoring to inspire, challenge and empower young men within the criminal justice system. They start their journey with the charity whilst in prison; and through their Rugby Academy they become part of a team, boosting their physical, mental and emotional health on and off the playing field. They work with every young man as an individual, to their time frame, whether this is for months or years, to help them resettle into the community and develop a sense of belonging. Through mentoring and helping them to gain qualifications, training and employment opportunities, the apprentices are able to build a better future whilst in prison and beyond.

About City Bridge Trust

The City of London Corporation’s charity funder, City Bridge Trust, is London’s biggest independent grant giver. It awards grants of over £30 million a year to tackle disadvantage across the capital. It has also made an extra £200 million available over five years from 2021 to 2026 to support London’s charity sector –

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