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.