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 schools and colleges at which the Charity funds scholarships and bursaries.

Financial support from the Charity is also available 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 for youth, help for the disabled, medical research, the arts and heritage, military charities and the elderly are all supported through our Memorial Grants programme.

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.