The Drapers’ Company has announced that the next closing date for applications to its charitable fund is the 11th September 2018.
The fund supports registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas:
- Social Welfare – including homelessness, prisoners, ex-service personnel, support for the elderly, carers, community and family services, disabled adults;
- Education and Training – projects which raise the aspirations or help to realise the full potential of disadvantaged young people under 25 years old;
- Textiles and Heritage – including textile conservation, projects within the textile industry, museums, memorials and monuments relating to the armed forces, history of London or the textile trade.
There is no minimum or maximum grant; grants are normally awarded for sums up to £15,000.