Ironmongers' Company

Status: Open to applications


Grant for projects in the UK that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 25 years to fulfil their potential.


Maximum value: £10000

Average value: £4000

Value Notes

Grants range from a few hundred pounds up to around £10,000. The average grant awarded is £4,000.

Extended Description

The Ironmongers' Company is one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies of the City of London.

The Company wishes to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people, under the age of 25, to fulfil their potential.

Support is available to registered charities in the UK with projects which develop learning, motivation and skills.

Latest Information

Applications are assessed twice annually, in March and October. The deadlines for submissions are 31 December and 31 July.

Key Criteria

Applications must be from registered charities within the UK.

Eligible Expenditure

Support is available for projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 25 years to fulfil their potential.

Projects must:

  • Consist of educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills.
  • Have clear aims and objectives to be met within a planned timescale.

The Company is particularly interested in enabling primary age children to develop a strong foundation for the future. Projects could, for example:

  • Support special educational needs.
  • Address behavioural problems.
  • Promote citizenship, parenting or life skills.

Preference is given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience.

Match Funding Restrictions

The Company’s support should make a recognisable difference; therefore, preference will be given to requests where the grant would cover a significant element of the cost and to those from smaller organisations.


Funding is not available for the following:

  • Large projects towards which a contribution from the Company would have limited impact.
  • General appeals or circulars.
  • Replacement of statutory funds.
  • General running costs. (A reasonable proportion of overheads will be accepted as part of project costs).
  • Counselling and therapy.
  • Course fees for professionals.
  • Medical research.
  • Fundraising events and sponsorship.
  • Projects that begin before the date of the relevant Committee meeting.
  • Building work.
  • Holidays.

Application Procedure

Grant Application Summary sheets are available to complete online at the Company's website.

Applicants must also submit a description of the project, of no more than three A4 pages typed on one side of each sheet, including the following:

  • Aims and objectives of the organisation.
  • How the need for the work has been identified.
  • Why the project is the best way to address this need.
  • The anticipated outcomes and the methods by which the success of the project will be evaluated.
  • A full breakdown of the costs involved, explaining how the figures have been calculated.

If the organisation's most recent audited accounts are not available on the Charity Commission's online register, then a copy should be enclosed. No other supporting documents should be sent.

Applications are not accepted by email.

Contact The Ironmongers' Company for further information.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this funding opportunity locally, please contact the following:

Contact details:
Charities Administrator
The Ironmongers' Company
Ironmongers' Hall
Shaftesbury Place
Telephone:020 7776 2311