The Charity

The Grocers’ Company has a long tradition of charitable giving and philanthropy

To formalise and develop our work in this field, in 1968 the Company formed The Grocers’ Charity. Each year the Charity makes financial donations to a wide range of charitable causes. The Grocers’ Company has time-honoured associations with a number of churches and schools and colleges at which the Charity funds scholarships and bursaries.

Financial support from the Charity is also available through our Memorial Grants to UK-registered charities, with the selection of recipients being regularly reviewed in line with a policy to support specific areas of need: relief of poverty, youth, disabled people, ethical medical research, the arts and heritage, military charities, environment and conservation, and the elderly. We fund new and existing projects or programmes which demonstrate public benefit.

The Grocers’ Charity is administered by The Grocers’ Trust Company Limited, whose directors are the four members of the Court of Assistants of The Grocers’ Company who hold the offices of Master, Second Warden and the Chairmen of the Finance and Education & Charities Committees.

How to Apply

1. Select the memorial grant funding area you are interested in to check your eligibility and to send a short expression of interest.

2. Shortly after the deadline, you will receive an email letting you know if your Initial application will proceed to the Second Stage.

3. If you move on to the second stage, you will be sent a link to fill in our online form. You will need to tell us: your most recent financial information; the purpose of the organisation; what need you identified and how the project addresses it; a detailed description of the project and the activities that will take place; the anticipated outcomes and the methods by which the success of the project will be evaluated; a full breakdown of the costs involved.

Deadlines for an initial enquiry are 11 September, 15 January and 9 April.

Decisions are made three times a year in December, April and July.