In 2016/17, The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund awarded a total of £2 million to UK registered Charities and Educational Institutions. Whilst Greater London projects are prioritised, the trustees are also keen to fund projects around the UK that provide support for children/young people, elderly/old people and people with disabilities through two grant giving programmes:
The Small Grant Programme is a fast track grant assessment for one-off grants of up to £3,000 (with the average between £500 £1,500), applicants to this programme can expect a result within six weeks of making an application.
The Main Grants Programme awards single and multiple year grants (up to four years) of £5,000 and usually up to £40,000 with a successful application taking up to nine months to achieve.
Generally, grants are awarded for special projects, capital grants and core costs such as salaries, rent and utilities. Applications are particularly welcome that support the use of leather within the fashion industry, education in leather technology and the leather trade.
Recently supported projects include:
- £40,000 over four years to Discover, the UK’s first interactive story centre for children
- £15,000 to Pursuing Independent Paths, to provide intensive, person centred support to young adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities.
For further information of recent grants awarded please click here
Applications can be submitted at any time.
The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund also provides Student Grants of up to £4,000 a year for those wishing to study for a full-time Degree at any UK University. Application is via the on-line form only which is quick and easy to use. Applications for the academic year 2018/19 will open May 2018.