Charitable objectives remain very much at the heart of the Livery Companies. The Charitable Trust of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths principal aim is to provide support to aspiring blacksmiths; this is normally given in the form of bursaries to students at recognised blacksmithing colleges.
The Company also makes regular donations to a number of causes with which it has special connections. Finally, remaining funds are dispersed to other causes at the discretion of the Charity Committee who act as trustees.
Applications for grants are more likely to be considered if the applicant has properly researched our Charitable Trust and are from smaller charities. Unsuccessful applications will not always be acknowledged.