How we help others
Each year we give scholarships to post graduate students at eight universities with an award of £2K each. In addition, two of the universities have an extra award following a generous donation from a Past Master. The Beloe Fellowship is an annual award of £5K competed for by applicants from these Universities doing post doctoral research. We also give travel grants to any of our Apprentices, Scholars or Freemen wish to attend a scientific conference in order to present a paper. See the Grants and Awards leaflet in the sidebar.
We sponsor annually four Arkwright Scholarships, each for two years. The recipients are invited to become apprenticed to a Liveryman until they are 21 when they are able to become free of the City by servitude. When they are at University or undertaking a recognised form of further education or apprenticeship they can apply for an annual grant of £500 for four years and for a further three years if they are studying for a PhD. See the Grants and Awards leaflet in the sidebar.
We have supported T/S Cossack for over ten years with an annual grant and their ‘cadet of the year’ is invited to dinner and receives a certificate and cheque. They provide a ‘carpet’ guard at our two major dinners. Find out more here.
We endeavour to support schools in the Borough of Southwark either with annual grants or money for specific projects or equipment related to science. We also support a biennial day in our Hall to encourage primary school girls to take up STEM subjects when they move on to secondary school.
Our participation in these events is ‘on hold’ whilst we search for a suitable organisation to support following the sad demise of Young Engineers. Our two awardees at ISEF were the only representatives from the UK at this major international event.
This supper is free to all Freemen, Scholars and Apprentices under the age of 30 to get together in the Hall annually on an informal basis and is supported by funds generously donated by a Past Master.
We are proud to support four branches of the armed forces with awards to HMS VIGILANT, the Royal Navy Hydrographic School, the Royal Engineers’ School of Military Survey and the Royal Air Force Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering.
Our diligent Honorary Almoner keeps an eagle eye on our own members in need of assistance: those who are suffering from a long term illness and need some extra care or support and the widows of deceased Liverymen who are not forgotten.
As a relatively ‘young’ company (in City terms) we have been fortunate over the years to have received generous donations from deceased Liverymen which form the majority of our funds. Liverymen are expected to donate annually a minimum of £75 through gift aid.