Grant History

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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 306 grants and donations totalling £985,226 were made in the year to June 2017.

We supported 76 separate charities in the year with grants and donations totalling over £500,000. In addition, we awarded 51 scholarships with a value of almost £187,000 to pupils from our schools along with 79 grant awards with a value of over £60,000, 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 2018 were distributed as follows:

Education and Training 65.5%
Welfare 31.7%
Health Care 0.4%
Christianity and the Church 2.3%
Arts & Sport 0.2%