Charity Fund Donations

These donations arise from discussions at the Charities & Education Committee meetings and fall into four broad groups:

  • The Builders’ Merchants Industry
  • The City
  •  The Company
  • General category

A large number of requests and appeals are received from a very wide range of charities and individuals and these must be carefully assessed to decide which ones to support and how much to donate. All this must be done within certain parameters and within a budget prepared by our Bursar.

Our largest donation was in 2014 to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, presented to Honorary Member and the Lord Mayor of London at the time Alderman Dame Fiona Woolf CBE. It was the largest donation given by a Livery Company to the Appeal in Fiona’s Mayoral year. The Appeal went towards raising £2 million to four of Fiona’s benefiting charities: Beating Bowel Cancer, Princess Alice Hospice, Raleigh International and Working Chance.

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