Aims/priorities: 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. The fund's priorities are:
1. Supporting offenders and ex-offenders
Many offenders and ex-offenders suffer from a variety of difficult, complex problems and 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, providing 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. Our particular interest is in supporting young offenders under the age of 30.
2. Helping disadvantaged young people
The Trustees are keen to support projects working with disadvantaged young people to ensure they are given every possible chance to realise their full potential and to participate fully in society. We normally define young people as being aged from 5 to 30 years.
We are especially interested in helping smaller organisations that offer direct services. Organisations should normally be registered charities or in the process of applying for registration. Exceptionally, applications from CICs may be considered.
Who can apply? Small community-based organisations. Though income is not a barrier to an application being considered, the Committee’s preference is to support small organisations. Local organisations, such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an annual income of less than about £100,000. For those working in larger cities and/or across the UK, annual income should not be more than about £250,000.
Grant amount: Up to £15,000 per annum may be awarded, but smaller applications are also welcomed. Applicants must show that they have investigated other sources of funding and made plans for the future, which should include replacement funding if appropriate.
Application process: Applications can be made on the funders website.
Deadline: 19 November 2021.
Contact information: Anne Howe, Charities Officer - Tel: 020 7606 1155, Email email@example.com
Website address: The Weavers' Company