We support seven pupils at the City of London School and the City of London School for Girls with bursaries. We also support a scholar at each of Christ’s Hospital and the Licensed Victuallers’ School. We also offer bursaries to two students at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. All scholars are nominated and means tested by the schools. We endeavour to build relationships with these exceptional students and are proud that some of our previous scholars have chosen to enter the Company as Freemen.
In addition to supporting individual students, we have also made grants to Teach First and the London Academy of Excellence. We also support music outreach programmes run by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Academy of Music.
In support of young people struggling with education, we have a long relationship with Jamie’s Farm which encourages children to re-engage with learning through a combination of farming, family and therapy.
In addition to these long term relationships, many of the small awards made by the Charity Committee go towards youth clubs and play schemes, mainly based in London.