Grant History

Over the years the emphasis of the Company’s activity has changed from the control of the trade of haberdashery in the City of London to administering the charitable foundations established through donations and bequests made by members of the Company.

Through the Company’s four main grant-making foundations 325 grants and donations totalling £1,198,645 were made in the year to June 2017.

We supported 99 separate charities in the year with grants and donations totalling over £600,000. In addition, we awarded 72 scholarships with a value of almost £300,000 to pupils from our schools along with 59 grant awards with a value of almost £55,000, to pupils and former pupils from our schools.

Support was also provided for the Company’s schools, parishes and affiliations.


Grants and donations in the year to 30 June 2017 were distributed as follows:

Education and Training 56%
Welfare 38%
Christianity and the Church 5%
Other 1%

Vote of thanks to retiring Master for his devotion to the duties of his office and to the Welfare of the Company and its Charities