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Education & Grants

As with most Livery Companies, we support education and other charities. The Company’s charitable ethos is entrenched in its history and present-day activities, in many cases bringing practical support and tangible benefits to individuals and groups across our community.

For over 460 years the Company has been closely involved with Gresham’s School at Holt in Norfolk, which was established by Sir John Gresham in 1555. The School remains the largest recipient of the Charitable Trust’s educational funding, and several members of the Company are Governors of the School.  We also provide scholarships to a number of other schools and colleges, including for the arts (mainly music), and for medicine (the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Scholarships). In 1970, with the support of other Livery Companies, we were instrumental in enabling the City and Guilds of London Art School, to become an independent charity, which we continue to support today.

The Company is the corporate trustee of a number of charities established by the Company or by other benefactors. The largest of these is the Fishmongers’ Company’s Charitable Trust (Registered Charity Number 263690).

The Company is currently reviewing its charitable grant making processes, in order to improve the effectiveness of our support.  While this is being undertaken, grant making to small charities has been put on temporary hold. We envisage this being completed in Spring 2018.  We will update this page as soon as this is completed.  If you have any questions in the interim, please contact the Grants Officer Sophia Brooks on charity@fishhall.org.uk

For more information about the Companies Fishing related charitable giving, please visit the Fish & Fisheries page.