Charity News

Construction Youth Trust is one of the Company’s Major Grant holders, receiving an award of £50,000 in 2021. They use a relationship model to work closely with young people from some of the least advantaged parts of London, creating success by helping put them on the path to careers in construction.

It’s no surprise to read in Construction Youth Trust’s literature that young people from disadvantaged backgrounds often face more barriers to employment than their better-off peers. 

There may be a whole variety of reasons for this which... Read More

A group of Haberdashers enjoyed an inspiring visit to Bunbury earlier this year. Welcomed by the Revd Tim Hayward, members of St Boniface church and the school, the day served as a reminder of the importance of community and belonging. 

From top: The Master presents Year 6 pupils with the Haberdashers’ Bible; The Master receives the traditional gifts of port and anchovies from the Head Boy and Head Girl

In a rural pocket of Cheshire sits the small village of Bunbury. It might... Read More

The Company has been finding ways to increasingly connect with the ancient art of haberdashery. By supporting fashion and textile scholars we weave a modern thread to our history and heritage.   

Nuraan experiments with 3D printing techniques to use textiles in an innovative way

The ancient art of haberdashery is a unique aspect of the history of the Company, with fashion being our ‘golden thread’. Haberdashers, until the mid-1600s, were fashion retailers, specialising in... Read More

We’re living in unprecedented times. Day by day, more young people are becoming eligible for free school meals. This means that they’re three times more likely to be unemployed by the age of 27. Our new partnership with EY Foundation is crucial in addressing this issue. 


A cost-of-living crisis, an uncertain political climate and soaring inflation rates mean it’s a challenging time for many of us, but particularly for young people from low-income backgrounds. With those eligible for free school meals three times more likely to... Read More

Twelve Ukrainian students have joined a Haberdasher school, or will do so at the start of the new academic year. With support ranging from uniforms to tuition fees, the Haberdasher family has stepped up to meet the needs of these young Ukrainians at this extremely challenging time. 

Haberdashers’ Academies Trust South, Haberdashers’ Adams, Haberdashers’ Monmouth and Haberdashers’ Boys and Girls schools at Elstree have all extended a warm welcome to twelve Ukrainian students. Ten of the students have joined secondary schools and two are in a primary. Schools have delivered induction... Read More

Last year our Haberdasher Members raised an incredible £114,000 through the Covid-19 Recovery Appeal, beating the target of £100,000.  

As much as some progress is being made to transition out of the pandemic, we are all aware of the immense challenges that continue to confront pupils and staff at this time. This fund is being shared between Haberdashers’ Academies Trust South and Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby. 

Haberdashers’ Academies’ Trust South’s CEO, Jan Shadick, says, ‘Thank you. Your giving has enabled us to provide for our most vulnerable... Read More

Matching Haberdasher Scholars with a Haberdasher Mentor could offer a transformational opportunity for students. Haberdasher Apprentice, and winner of the Haberdashers' Company Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, Lisa Davies, with her Mentor, Haberdasher Liveryman Andrew Tarpey


In between my university studies and working life I secured some work experience at a large charity. After a week of shadowing one of the managers, having been involved in a wide variety of activities, I tried to express something of my gratitude to her... Read More

The extraordinary 150-year history of the Royal School of Needlework is being celebrated with an exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum. It is a stunning display of history and artefacts; a vivid look back at their past, and a colourful look into their future.

Applique Panel by RSN Embroidery Studio ©RSN


Between April-September 2022 Haberdashers have the chance to see up close the range and depth of embroidery that the Royal School of Needlework has been creating for the... Read More

The very first official ceremonial garment for High Sheriffs of Greater London has been designed and created in collaboration with London College of Fashion (LCF), UAL, Making for Change and Fine Cell Work. It will be worn for the first time by the new Lady High Sheriff of Greater London, Heather Phillips, when she is installed today, 28 April. The symbolic cloak is intended to be be passed on to all future women to hold the position of High Sheriff of Greater London for the next 100 years.

The High Sheriff of Greater London (HSGL) has, until now, had no official costume. The post... Read More

On 24 March 2022, the Golden Lecture was given at St Bartholomew the Less. The Right Rev'd Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, lectured on The Master's 'Tall Order' - Understanding our Neighbours in the Centenary Years. Origin of the Golden Lecture

William Jones was one of the Company’s earliest and most generous benefactors. He bequeathed money to the Company in 1614 for a school in Monmouth and for almshouses in both Monmouth and Newland. He also... Read More