We provide funding to charities. Please use the links below to view details of some of the charitable organisations supported recently by the Company.
We have a strong preference to support charities whose aims are consistent with our charitable objects. To learn more about our criteria and process for grants click on Applications for Funding.
Blind in Business
Provides careers and technology training courses for blind school children, and a careers service and recruitment events for blind adults.
Build Up Foundation
Council for AT -Risk Academies helps academics subject to, or at risk of, discrimination, persecution, suffering or violence, to ensure they continue their role as educators.
Company liaison officer: Edwina Moreton
Specialises in site-specific theatre, theatre in education, live interpretation and training.
The company researches, writes and stages productions for school and community audiences in locations from a tidal mill and Chelsea Physic Garden to several City of London churches and assorted historic houses, by way of the odd damp field. Many of their plays provide a unique form of theatre in education in which the audience become characters and help influence events.
They also run training courses for teachers and business people. Some cover presentation skills, voice and movement, some are curriculum-based.
Create uses the arts to works with disadvantaged people from all walks of life. WT project: financial literacy for primary children in deprived areas. For example, two drama teachers going into school for two weeks and helping the children to write their own play.
London Academy of Excellence
The London academy of Excellence is an Independent Sixth Form Academy in Stratford, East London, that teaches only the A levels most favoured by leading universities and employers. Since opening in September 2012, LAE has established a strong reputation for academic excellence across London.
Maytree Respite Centre
Saving lives and alleviating those in suicidal crises by befriending them in a safe, non-medical environment, the Maytree Suicide Respite Centre fills a gap in services, between the medical support of the NHS and the helplines and drop-in centres of the voluntary sector. The charity offers a free 4-night/5-day stay, and the opportunity to be befriended and heard in complete confidence, without judgement and with compassion and warmth.
An award-winning not-for-profit social enterprise, set up by a team of teachers in 2009. Their mission is to equip young people with the skills, experiences and aspirations they need to succeed in life. Provides materials and teacher training to develop leadership and enterprise skills. The World Traders contribution has been towards a project developing materials for secondary school aged children.
The Sheriffs and Recorders Fund
The Treloar Trust
The Treloar Trust provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. The aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential.
The main areas of work are the non-maintained Nursery and School (from 2 to 19 years) and College (from 16 to 25 years). In School young people are prepared them for the next stage in their lives, the aim being that every student leaves having achieved at least one nationally recognised qualification. In College the aim is to enable all learners to achieve their long-term goals of a more independent life and make a meaningful contribution to their community, including Higher Education and employment.
Click here for The Treloar Trust Annual Review.
Tower Talent/First Love Foundation
XLP Arts showcase
XLP helps young people growing up on deprived inner city estates recognise their full potential. The Charity has been working with young people using the performing arts and staging Arts Showcase events in London for over 16 years. Every year they work with over 600 young people aged 11-18 across the London boroughs of Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Islington and Camden. The Arts Showcase project utilises music, dance, drama, comedy, rap and poetry, in order to provide a platform for young people to express the issues they are facing, as well as unearthing some incredible hidden talent.
XLP is can change and encourage them to set positive goals and work hard.
Young Enterprise empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills, making the connection between school and the world of work, and enabling young people to develop the knowledge and attitudes they need to succeed. For example, in their company programme students find out what it’s really like to set up and run a business. They make all the decisions about their company, from deciding on the company name and product to creating a business plan, managing the company finances, selling to the public at trade fairs to ultimately winding up the company and paying their taxes. All this takes place with the support of a volunteer Business Adviser who brings a wealth of business knowledge and expertise.
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