Three key areas we are looking to make a difference

  • Education in Prisons
  • Mental Health
  • Food and Nutrition 

Applications will be considered from £15,000 a year and for up to three years. In the case of multi-year grants, successive payments will be dependent upon receipt of a satisfactory report for the preceding year.

An application will only be considered where it fits clearly within one, or more, of the three key areas we are looking to make a difference in, listed above, as well as:

  • Is from a registered Charity, Social Enterprise or Community Interest Company
  • Clearly identifies key objectives and outcomes
  • Is made by the organisation delivering the activity, service or project. i.e. applications cannot be made on behalf of a third party

Preference will be given to applicants:

  • Whose annual income does not exceed £5,000,000
  • Requesting funding for a specific project rather than for general funds, and to those
  • Operating within the City of London and the Boroughs of Camden, Hackney, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark, Tower Hamlets or Westminster.

N.B. We historically have received many more applications than we are able to fund. Thus, whilst many applications might fit the criteria, not all will be successful.

Applications will not be considered from:

  • Individuals, or organisations applying on their behalf
  • Charities with political associations or purposes
  • Applicants are to complete and return the application form, including all requested supporting documents
  • Applications will be acknowledged
  • If any further information is required, you will be contacted prior to formal assessment
  • Following initial assessment, the strongest applications will be taken forward to the next Philanthropy Committee meeting for formal consideration
  • All applicants will be notified of the outcome.­­­­

The Fishmongers’ Company’s Charitable Trust’s grants scheme is currently not accepting new applications while we review priorities for the year ahead. The scheme will be opening again in late March.

Please do use the Enquiry Form on the Contact Us Page to get in touch with the Grants Officer.

What categories do you fund?

Our focus is on three key areas of Food & Nutrition, Education in Prisons and Mental Health

How much do you fund?

Applications will be considered for between £15,000 and £50,000, payable for up to three years, i.e. up to £150,000 in total spread over three years. In the case of multi-year grants, successive payments will be dependent upon receipt of a satisfactory report for the preceding year.

Who can apply?

We only accept grant applications from registered charities, social enterprises or community interest company’s.   The organisation applying has to be the one delivering activity, service or project, we do not accept applications on behalf of a third party. We also do not accept applications from individuals or organisations applying on behalf of an individuals behalf, or organisation’s with political associations or purposes. The organisation applying needs to identify clearly key objectives and outcomes.

When can I apply?

There are no deadlines, applications can be made throughout the year.  All applications, which fit the criteria, will be submitted to one of our three Philanthropy and Grants meetings a year.  In order for your application to be swiftly dealt with, please ensure that you have correctly completed your application form and included the necessary accompanying documents.

We do not meet your preferences, can we still apply?

If your income is over £5 million pounds or your project is operating outside of our preferred areas of within the City of London and the Boroughs of Camden, Hackney, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark, Tower Hamlets or Westminster, or are seeking funding for general purposes rather than a specific project, but still meet the other criteria, please contact the Grants Officer to discuss.

How do I apply?

If you have read through the ‘How to Apply’ page and think you are eligible to apply and meet the funding criteria, the next step is to email or call our Grants Officer.  She will then send over an application form for you to fill in.  Please note that along with the completed application form,  you will also need to submit a complete budget for the proposed project or scheme of work as well as your most recent set of your organisation’s annual report and accounts.  Please note we do not respond to unsolicited applications or information and these will not be considered for a Grant.

I’ve successfully applied for a grant before, can I apply again?

Please contact the Grants Officer to discuss.

I’ve applied, what next?

Once you’ve submitted your application form and accompanying documents, our Grant Officer will contact you to acknowledge your application.  She may request further information if needed.  The application will be formally accessed and if eligible will be submitted to the next Philanthropy and Grants meeting.  Once they have made their decision, you will then be contacted to be informed of their decision.  Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive, there may be a delay in hearing back from us at all stages of the application process.

My grant application was unsuccessful, can I have feedback and when I can I next apply?

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive we can’t always offer you feedback on an unsuccessful applications.  If you were unsuccessful, provided that you are seeking funding for a different project you may apply again, there is no minimum wait to re-apply.  We suggest you contact our Grants Officer to discuss.

I still have questions, what shall I do?

Please contact our Grants Officer through our enquiry form, which can be found here on the Contact Us page.  Remember to choose Philanthropy & Grants Team in the drop down menu entitled Enquiry Type when filling out the enquiries form, to ensure it goes to the right department.

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