The Fan Makers actively contributes to various causes through its Charitable Funds. Members of the Livery generously contribute to the Fund throughout their membership of the Livery. Grants are made to selected charities, once a year, in November.
Our charitable activities are concentrated on:
- Regular gifts in response to City specific appeals including the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and the Sheriffs’ and Recorders Fund or appeals for allied trades
- Supporting education by awarding prizes to students studying trades allied to Fan Making
- Supporting charities which are associated with the Livery’s allied trades or are seeking to fulfil a charitable need in a close proximity to the City of London.
Compared with many Liveries, The Worshipful Company of Fan Makers has modest funds for charitable disbursement so our grants tend to be few yet aimed to be meaningful to the recipients.
In recent years the Livery has concentrated its charitable giving on a few charities that provide significant support to the community around the City of London.
The charities broadly have one or more of three objectives:
- providing children with opportunities they would not otherwise receive,
- seeking to prevent people falling into distress or poverty,
- providing support for those in need of long-term care.
Requests for Grants
The Livery would like to do more in the field of charitable giving but this is an aspiration that few can afford to fulfil. The Fan Makers have thought carefully about placing their limited funds to achieve best effect and in making an application to the company this should be borne in mind to avoid disappointment. If you believe that your charity fulfils the grant criteria then please write to the Clerk at Skinners’ Hall.
The Fan Makers benevolent activities are focused on its three charities:
- The Latchford Bequest: awards prizes and bursaries for the advancement of the Arts.
- The Cook Fund: supports the poor of the City of London.
- Poor Fund: which is the main fund with general charitable objectives.