Charity Fund Donations
These donations arise from discussions at the Charities & Education Committee meetings and fall into four groups listed below. The breakdown of donations by group is shown in the tables further down this page:
- The Builders’ Merchants Industry
- The City of London
- 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.
In the last financial year (October 2016 to September 2017), we handed out £37,496. The picture above is just one of the charities that benefited – The Children’s Magical Taxi Tour – with a donation of £1,400. Organised by the Hackney Carriage Drivers Company, it is a fantastic cause involving 100 London taxis taking sick and terminally ill children for a summer weekend trip to Disneyland Paris in convoy to be deservedly spoilt.
Following a Charities and Education Committee meeting we are looking into how we can support training in our Industry even more by helping train those who use our materials as much as those that work in Merchants. This will be an interesting and new area for us to look to support.
Indeed, we have agreed to donate to The Prince’s Foundation who give Bursaries to financially hard up students as well as Building Heroes Education Foundation who re-skill Military Veterans for careers in construction.
The Committee is looking to donate to worthy causes at least our annual income in the future.