Charity is at the heart of the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers – as it always has been. The Fan Makers give grants to a variety of causes to the benefit of some of the most disadvantaged people of London; and provide bursaries, prizes and support to institutions connected with the traditional craft of fan making and modern fan technology, as found in jet engines, heating, air conditioning and ventilation. Long-term relationships are developed with grant recipients so we get to know them well. Visits by Liverymen are a regular feature. Grants are funded from annual donations by members of the Fan Makers Company and income from investments; these Grants and investments are kept under review by Trustees, who are supported by a Charities Working Group.
Last Year our charitable donations exceeded £103,000.00
The Fan Makers fund jointly with Cranfield University a Bursary to pay the fees of a promising student, who could not otherwise afford it, to undertake the Thermal Power MSc course at the Propulsion Engineering Centre. The student will have indicated an intention to forge a career within the UK.
A Bursary in association with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is awarded each year to a student of limited financial means, who has the potential to make a difference in the UK Engineering Industry and to excel academically.
Lansbury Lawrence Infants and Primary School is in Tower Hamlets, London’s most deprived Borough. Fan Makers provide three School Governors and make grants to enable the purchase of equipment and other items that are not available through public funds.