The Weavers' Company Benevolent Fund was set up in 1973 with funds from The Worshipful Company of Weavers, which is the oldest City of London Livery Company and has a history dating back before 1130 AD.
The Benevolent Fund is the Charity through which the Company directs its main charitable giving and the Charitable Grants Committee apply the income to support work in the following areas of interest.
They are especially interested in helping smaller organisations which offer direct services. Organisations must normally be registered charities or in the process of applying for registration. The Company will consider funding up to £15,000 per annum and will normally award a grant for one year only. To make sure grants of this size have an impact, we will not normally fund large organisations.
Applicants must show that they have investigated other sources of funding and made plans for the future, which should include replacement funding if appropriate.
1. Supporting offenders and ex-offenders: Many offenders and ex-offenders suffer from a variety of difficult and complex problems and they are amongst the most vulnerable members of society. We will fund work that addresses the social and economic problems faced by this group and their families, and provide them with support, life skills training and a way back into education, training and/or employment, so that they may reintegrate and make a positive contribution to society.
2. Helping disadvantaged young people: The Trustees are keen to support projects working with disadvantaged young people to ensure that they are given every possible chance to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society. We normally define young people as being aged from 5 to 30 years.
Application Form: Complete online then print and send by post to the address below.
Deadline: Please see website for latest deadlines.
Contact: The Worshipful Company of Weavers, Saddlers' House, Gutter Lane, London EC2V 6BR
Telephone: 020 7606 1155
Fax: 020 7606 1119