Recent Grants

The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust is one of Britain’s leading youth charities, which helps 14-30 year-olds realise their potential and transform their lives through practical support including training, mentoring and financial assistance. The Haberdashers' Company provided support for many years for their Business Programme, which helps young people set up their own businesses and has also supported their ‘Xl’ programme at schools in London.  More recently the Company has been supporting the Trust’s 1-2-1 peer mentoring programme working with young offenders to help them in accessing the help they need on leaving prison.


The University of East London

The University of East London draws students from very disadvantaged parts of London and has a Centre for Entrepreneurship on its Docklands Campus, to help its graduates start up their own businesses. The Haberdashers’ Entrepreneurs Award Scheme has been established to support students and graduates to set up their own businesses.  The students are supported in their endeavours in the “Hot Hatch” where they have access to IT and professional help and by the provision of inexpensive office/workshop units. An annual awards ceremony is held to honour those receiving new awards and also to hear how previous award winners have used the funding they received to help them grow their businesses. The scheme has been very successful with two thirds of the businesses started still operating.


Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability

Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability - The Company helped establish the Hospital's transitional rehabilitation service, Haberdashers' House, some years ago.  It has provided start-up funding for an extension to the unit to provide bedsit accommodation which is the final step before a return to more independent living in the community.  It has also provided funding to decorate and update the other bedrooms in Haberdashers’ House.  As a result of changes in NHS commissions, the future use of Haberdashers’ House is currently under discussion, but it will continue to be used as part of the services held at the RHN.



HRH at the Royal Hospital for Neurodisability

Treloar Trust

The Treloar Trust runs a school and college for severely disabled children near Alton in Hampshire. The Company has been a supporter for many years and has most recently provided funding for the Jowett Centre; an area being developed to encourage student enterprise and enhance skills needed for students to live independently once they leave Treloars. This is part of the exciting “Vision Treloars” project to combine both the school and college on a single site from 2012. A reception and exhibition celebrating 100 years of Treloars and sharing some of the plans for the new development was held at the Hall in February 2011.



The Company has had a strong relationship with Centrepoint in the past providing funding totalling £1.5 million in the 1990’s. This enabled them to establish a refuge for under 16 runaways in Kings Cross, complete a feasibility study for a hostel there and establish their first dedicated service for 16-18 year olds at Haberdashers' House in Lewisham. The house now caters for young people aged 16 to 25 with relatively low support needs and is often their last stop before moving onto independent living. The residents are helped to remain engaged in education or employment and stay for around six months. The Company made a donation of £15,000 towards the refurbishment of Haberdashers’ House in 2009 and continues to maintain a strong relationship with the Charity.


St Luke's Parochial Trust

St Luke's Parochial Trust is an amalgamation of a number of smaller trusts, the earliest of which date back to the 16th Century. It operates within the ancient parish of St Luke's, Old Street which now comprises the south Islington ward on Bunhill and small pockets of the City of London, Clerkenwell ward and Hackney. The trust owns and runs a large and busy community centre from which it runs a wide range of services as well as providing a place for local people to meet and other organisations to deliver their services to the local community.


 St Luke's Centre

Magic Me

Magic Me is a charity that brings generations together to build a stronger and safer community. It works mainly in the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Islington, both of which have large areas of considerable deprivation. Magic Me provides opportunities and places for strangers to meet and become good neighbours and friends. They work in creative ways to enable participants to learn from one another and make connections which strengthen the community. Projects are developed with those taking part so that they address real needs and aspirations. Regular projects include "Cocktails in Care" to brighten up evenings for those in three local care homes who found the evenings could be boring and lonely.


 Magic Me