The Foundation’s vision is to improve lives:

• Across the country, primarily through educational grant-making

• In London, as a place-based funder.

Across the country, the Foundation makes educational grants that benefit a wide range of age groups and educational projects: from transformational bursaries and well-being initiatives in schools to community-based music-making and training programmes for ex-offenders (see more information on how the Foundation supports education).

The Foundation’s work as a place-based funder is exclusive to the London boroughs of Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Hackney. Of these, Lewisham and Southwark are key.  


Set up a regular donation, or give as a one-off to Merchant Taylors' Foundation via the membership portal. By giving you could make a real difference to people's lives. If you would like to amend your giving, contact us here.

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To apply for funding, please visit here.

The Merchant Taylors' Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales no. 1161568

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