Philanthropy is the common thread that links our past, present and future. Like our original benefactors, we believe in creating positive change so that everyone has the chance to lead a fulfilling life.
Since 2018, the Company and the charities of which it is trustee have worked together through three major grant making programmes: Church & Communities, Older People & Housing and Young People & Education. These three programmes are central to our work. We evaluate what we are learning from these programmes and this influences our future grant making.
We expect to support 180 individual charities annually through the funding programmes. We also provide high quality accommodation to 215 residents in six almshouses, work closely with our associated schools which educate 18,000 children, and appoint 88 charity trustees and school governors, and support 12 Church of England beneficiaries.
We invest in opportunities to create positive change so that everyone has the chance to lead a fulfilling life.
Relieving disadvantage in London, the East and North East of England.
- Making the most of our longevity and independence.
- Building strong relationships and partnership.
- Making decisions based on evidence and with clarity of purpose.
Funding Priorities: We fund churches, other secular and community based organisations:
- Build Stronger Communities
- Deliver Better Outcomes for Families
Where we Fund: London, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Tees Valley, Norfolk and Lincolnshire.
Funding Priorities: We fund not for profit community led organisations that:
- Combat Loneliness in Older People
- Provide Housing Solutions
Where we Fund: London and Norfolk.
Funding Priorities: We support selected organisations and our Associated Schools and Colleges. Our particular strands of works are:
- Special Initiatives - Early Years, Literacy and Transitions
- School Leadership
- Young people's Mental Health and Wellbeing
This is a proactive grants programme and is not open for general application.
Where we Fund: London.
Answers to some of the most common queries.
We are corporate trustee to nine charities.
View our grants data and research findings.