The education of young people has been central to the Company's activities since the 16th Century; from apprenticeships in the Mercers' trade, to the foundation of Gresham College, and the ongoing involvement with our 16 associated schools and colleges.
Today, we also have a grant making programme to support wider educational initiatives such as wellbeing in schools.
State schools, academies and colleges:
- Thomas Telford School, Telford
- Walsall Academy, Bloxwich
- Sandwell Academy, Bromwich
- Madeley Academy, South Telford
- Hammersmith Academy, London
- The College of Richard Collyer, Horsham
- Peter Symonds College, Winchester
- Holy Trinity & S. Silas CE Primary School, Camden
- Culloden Primary, Tower Hamlets
- St Paul’s School, Barnes
- St Paul’s Girls’ School, Hammersmith
- Abingdon School, Oxfordshire
- Dauntsey’s School, Wiltshire
- Bute House Prepatory School for Girls, Hammersmith
- The Hall School, Hampstead
Gresham College was founded under the terms of Sir Thomas Gresham’s will to provide free lectures in the City of London. The lectures continue to this day.
Young People & Education has four strands: our Associated Schools; Mental Health and Wellbeing; Leadership; and Special Initiatives.
Our Special Initiative strands are open throughout the year to organisations meeting the criteria outlined under funding opportunities.
The initiatives aim to:
- support families and children in their early years to close the attainment gap;
- help young people through challenging transitions and to grow up as ‘active citizens’; and
- improve literacy.
The projects funded under the Mental Health and Wellbeing and Leadership strands are not open for application but are decided by the Company. We work in partnership with organisations developing projects or programmes of national significance.
We will consider applications from organisations in London.
Through the Early Years Special Initiative, the intention is to support evidence based interventions working towards one or more of the following outcomes:
- An increase in children’s numeracy, literacy and language skills;
- An improvement in school readiness (personal, social and emotional development);
- A reduction in the attainment gap.
This funding priority is currently closed for applications.
This funding priority will re-open from September 2019.
This funding priority is not yet open.
Proposal Plan and Budget Template.