Introducing Merchant Taylors’ Charity Management
- Becoming overwhelmed with administration?
- Could your charity achieve more through syndicated funding?
- Interested in short or long-term help?
- Interested in help with focusing your giving?
- Concerned about trustee succession planning?
- Worried about changing statutory requirements?
- Concerned about securing your charity’s future?
- Seeking overall peace of mind?
Merchant Taylors’ Charity Management offers bespoke support to help you accomplish a wide range of short or long-term needs.
We have over 700 years of charitable tradition, which gives us a unique breadth of experience. By working together we can help you gain efficiencies, be sustainable and deliver first-class grant funding for your beneficiaries on a greater scale than can be achieved individually.
Contact Giles Hutchinson, Charities Officer, to explore whether we can help your trust by calling 020 7450 4447 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking away the burden
Whether your trust awards grants totaling £4,000 or £400,000 a year we can develop a support programme that best suits your individual needs, while ensuring that you remain in control.
For example we can:
- Assist with the daily administration burden, helping with the basics through to budgeting, bookkeeping, completion of the annual report, trustee annual reports and accounts for which we have our own in-house accountants and specialist software
- Prepare funding recommendations and other papers for trustee meetings
- Deal with the grant-making process from receiving applications to making grants and monitoring effectiveness
- Work with you to identify worthwhile projects for your charity to support whilst you benefit from our grant assessing expertise and resources
- Seek appropriate trustees, even a whole trustee body should you require it, from the Company’s membership which is made up of highly experienced and motivated individuals, many of whom want to get involved in charitable works. This is a service the Merchant Taylor’s Company has provided for hundreds of years.
Tried and tested
The Merchant Taylors’ Company has managed charities to alleviate poverty and provide education and housing since the Middle Ages, and the assets have grown and are managed accordingly.
Our grant making trusts work with dynamic, grass-roots charities, which achieve high impact at low cost, often across the fields of health, education and inner city deprivation. Whilst we have a strong tradition of working with charities in Greater London we are not restricted to the area.
Did you realise?
A Master of the Merchant Taylors’ Company made the UK’s first recorded social investment. In the 16th century Sir Thomas White established a charity to make interest-free loans to apprentices to help them buy the tools of their trade. That charity still exists.
Currently we manage trusts which support work concerning:
- Young people
- Elderly people
- Poverty relief
- Health and social care
- Medical research
Our tried and tested management system, including face to face engagement where appropriate, allows us to identify the best fit applications quickly. Just as importantly, we have the resources to monitor the grants and ensure that funding recipients deliver on what they promise. Here are just a few examples:
Resources for Autism
We helped fund this charity’s service based in Southwark. Their skilled volunteers work with autistic children in low-income families to improve their child’s life skills. This helps reduce the strain on parents who are often at breaking point. We also helped identify and paid for a pilot project to increase the charity’s impact.
Inspired Directions School
We helped fund this charity which provides alternative provision for high-needs youngsters in Hackney who are struggling to access mainstream education. It helps them regain educational and personal confidence for a brighter future.
We funded this charity’s regular reminiscence sessions in Lewisham. These bring together people with dementia and their carers to explore memories creatively, reducing loneliness and promoting wellbeing.