Skinners Company-Lady Neville Charity

Status: Open to applications


One-off capital grants are available to grassroots charitable organisations in the UK that are offering a diverse range of activities and interests within one of the Charity's areas of priority: Local Heritage, Local Community; and Performing Arts and Visual Arts.


Maximum value: £1000

Minimum value: £500

Value Notes

One-off grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available for non-recurring expenditure, eg equipment, an event, a particular element of capital building works.

Extended Description

The Skinners' Company Lady Neville Charity was formally set up in 1978 following a bequest from Ralph Neville JP.  The Skinners' Company is one of the 'great twelve' City livery companies.  The company is no longer associated with the craft controlling the use, production and sale of furs used for trimming garments for people of exalted rank, but continues to administer its own corporate property and charitable trusts.

The objective of the Lady Neville Charity is to provide grants that will make a clear and significant contribution to grassroots charitable organisations offering a diverse range of activities and interests.

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Applications must be received six weeks prior to the grant-making committee meetings, which are held in May and November of each year. Therefore, mid-March and mid-September should be considered as deadlines for applications.

Deadlines for 2018:

5pm on Friday 16th March 2018

5pm on Friday 14th September 2018

Key Criteria

Registered charities and not-for-profit organisations based in the United Kingdom whose total annual income is less than £100,000 per annumm are eligible to apply.

Eligible Expenditure

Grants will only be awarded to projects that fall under one of the Charity's priority areas detailed below:

  • Local Heritage – for projects anywhere in the UK which help local groups to conserve and restore their landmarks, landscape, traditions and culture.
  • Performing and Visual Arts - for groups anywhere in the UK that are involved in undertaking a particular activity in any field in this area.
  • Skinners' Company - any charitable activity which takes place in communities where the Skinners' Company has a presence, either through its own existing work in social housing and education, or where there are historical links. These areas are:
    • The City of London.
    • Camden (particularly Kings Cross).
    • Enfield.
    • Hackney.
    • Hounslow.
    • West Kent (particularly Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells


The following exclusions apply:

  • Sponsorships requests from individuals.
  • Revenue requests (ie for staff salaries or general running costs for ongoing core activities).
  • Projects taking place in a hospital, nursing or residential care setting.
  • Medical research.
  • Organisation which have received a grant within the last three years.
  • Other grant-making charities.

Application Procedure

Completed application forms should be returned by post enclosing a copy of the applicant's most recent audited accounts and annual report.

Contact The Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity for further information

Addresses and contacts

Contact details:
Enquiries The Skinners’ Company
The Skinners’ Company
Skinners’ Hall
8 Dowgate Hill
Telephone: 020 7213 0562
Website: Click here