Merchant Taylors' Foundation awards grants that target education, homelessness and projects that create positive lasting change to people's lives.
We help people to flourish in the face of life's challenges
The Foundation is in the process of reviewing its grant-making strategy, to achieve greater impact and greater long-term benefit for the charities it works with. It is likely to move to a more proactive, longer term funding approach – although there may still be a reactive fund for small grants. The geographical focus of Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Lewisham and Southwark may change.
In the meantime, the Foundation has suspended its previous application process.
Please look again here in May 2021 for an update, when we hope to be able to let you know about how the Foundation will work with charities to achieve the best possible impact.
As regards existing grantees, the Foundation has signed up to a joint funder statement on the Covid-19 pandemic, coordinated by London Funders. The statement can be viewed here.
You can find more about the Foundation here.