The education grants made by the Merchant Taylors’ Foundation reflect our strategic priorities – funding educational opportunities for disadvantaged students, supporting ‘whole person education’ and engaging Company members in our education work – as well as the Company’s historic links to the City of London.
Our Transformational Bursary Stream and Scholarship Stream grants enable students with talent and aptitude to be educated at our associated independent schools and higher education institutions. Read more about the students we are currently supporting through our Transformational Bursaries and Scholarships.
Hardship Stream grants fund projects and programmes in our associated state schools. Recently these have included a #GetReading programme that introduces students aged 11 to 15 to texts such as Alice in Wonderland, Noughts and Crosses and Touching the Void; a homework support app for disadvantaged pupils; and a sports-based mentoring programme for students aged 12 to 14.
Our City of London Stream grants support a variety of activity, individuals and organisations linked to London and the City’s livery companies. These currently include lessons and performance opportunities for a talented young trumpeter through the London Music Fund; a railway-maintenance training programme for ex-offenders via a City & Guilds match-funded scheme; and an information-based website funded by a group of Livery Companies for young people interested in textile- and fashion-related careers.