The Weavers’ Company Benevolent Fund

Deadline 19th November 2021

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 and has a history dating back before 1130 AD.

Grants of up to £15,000 per annum may be awarded, but smaller applications are also welcomed.

The charity supports work in the following areas of interest:

  • Young Offenders 
  • Prisoners and Ex-prisoners
  • Young disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement

Eligible expenditure includes:

  • Pump-priming – particularly from small community-based organisations where the grant would form a major element of the funding.
  • Project funding.
  • Associated project costs – applicants should include the cost of any overheads associated with the work, such as office/secretarial support, so that the project is not under-funded.
  • Core costs – such as general administration and training that enable an organisation to develop and maintain expertise.
  • Innovative or pioneering work – that could inspire similar work in other areas of the country.
  • Continuation funding – ongoing funding for successful projects, which have proved their worth.
  • Emergency or deficit funding – in exceptional circumstances.

For further information please visit the website here.