Would you like to apply for a grant from The Goldsmiths' Company?

The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, more commonly known as the Goldsmiths' Company, is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London and received its first royal charter in 1327.

The purpose of the Goldsmiths' Company is to contribute to British national life by supporting its related crafts, industry and trade and through wider charitable and educational activity.

The main objectives of the Company are:

To support the precious metal and jewellery crafts, industry and trade trough training, education and promotion, including through programmes delivered by the Goldsmiths' Centre;

To operate the Assay Office and test the coinage of the realm anually through the Trial of the Pyx;

To administer and act as trustee of the Company's charities;

To build on our traditions to enhance our contribution to life, work, education and culture in the City of London and in other parts of the United Kingdom;

To manage our financial affairs to secure the long tem future of the Company and its activities.

Over the centuries charitable trust funds have been built up within the Goldsmiths' Company through the munificence of a variety of benefactors. At the end of the 19th century, 57 separate charities were recorded.

Today, following the amalgamation of most of them, there is just one principal charity, The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity.

Applications are considered under the following categories: General Welfare, Medical Welfare, Youth and Culture.

The Goldsmiths' Company also sponsors a number of educational initiatives. These are directed towards primary and secondary education, science, and literacy and numeracy programmes.

Before downloading an application form please review the following:

Are you applying on behalf of a registered charity?

Do you work either in London or nationally?

Do you have an annual turnover of less than £5million?

Applications for a charitable grant should be made by letter, not more than two sides of A4 in length, highlighting the case for the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity to give its support.

The letter should be accompanied by the completed application form (of no more than four sides of A4) along with your Charity’s most recent Annual Report and Audited Accounts.

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