The Company Charity provides a range of grants and annual prizes. Like the charities of other Livery Companies, we support the Armed Services through the Company’s contacts with HMS Mersey, the Army Cadets (13 Company ACF) and 622 Squadron RAF, as well as the Poppy Appeal. We have donated to the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch which fund raises in support of the Soldiers’ Charity. We also contribute a substantial sum to the annual Lord Mayor’s Appeal. In support of our aim to further education, we provide annual prizes to scholars of various centres of higher education focusing on teaching the law; as well as widespread funding for projects in junior and mid – level educational colleges and schools. We make substantial annual grants for two Travelling Scholarships in the field of international arbitration.
Each year we provide support for the Company’s UK advocacy skills competition which alternates between arbitration and mediation. Other grants in 2020 have included special grants to relieve the effects of COVID as well as providing funding for peripheral support for Court users.
The Trustees meet four times a year, usually in January, April, July and October. Applications, which must be in writing, and which arrive too late for the next meeting, will be postponed to the following trustee meeting for consideration. You can view our grant giving policies and guidance on applications here.
Here is a list of our Trustees