Three key areas we are looking to make a difference
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:
Preference will be given to applicants:
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:
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.
Our focus is on three key areas of Food & Nutrition, Education in Prisons and Mental Health
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please contact the Grants Officer to discuss.
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.
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.
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.