City Bridge Trust’s Heads of Impact and Learning, Ruth Feder and Jemma Grieve Combes, share Renaisi’s review of the first two years of the funder’s five-year strategy.

Two years ago, City Bridge Trust made a commitment to becoming a values-led learning organisation in their five year strategy, Bridging Divides

The strategy assumed that there would be much geopolitical uncertainty over the following five years and pledged to learn and adapt throughout the period to remain relevant to Londoners. Nobody could have foreseen how much and how quickly they’d need to pivot to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bridging Divides was not designed or imagined for the context we are now living in. The core values and ambitions embodied in the strategy may still be relevant and desirable, but how they are implemented, and what the Trust needs to do to achieve them, will now have to be different.

Alice Thornton, Head of Learning, Renaisi

The full review includes Renaisi’s analysis of what’s going well, what can be improved and looks ahead to the next three years of City Bridge Trust’s strategy.

“Renaisi’s two year review of our strategy has had positive feedback internally and is already proving very helpful. As our long-term learning partner, Renaisi hold us to account and help us stay true to our strategy even as we’ve pivoted in response to the coronavirus pandemic.”

Ruth Feder & Jemma Grieve Combes, joint
Heads of Impact and Learning, City Bridge Trust

Read Ruth and Jemma’s blog ‘Learning to learn’ and a report based on our review here.