Philanthropy

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

CIBSE Bursary

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 School

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.

Cranfield University Bursary

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.

LSO Create is a transformative music engagement programme designed to remove barriers to participation in music for adults and young people with learning disabilities in the LSO’s surrounding London boroughs.
LSO
LSO Create is a transformative music engagement programme designed to remove barriers to participation in music for adults and young people with learning disabilities in the LSO’s surrounding London boroughs.
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Life-saving support for around 1,400 extremely vulnerable homeless people in London, annually, so they can develop independent lives by accessing: food, accommodation, benefits, employment and help with any mental/physical health/substance-use issues.
Providence Row
Life-saving support for around 1,400 extremely vulnerable homeless people in London, annually, so they can develop independent lives by accessing: food, accommodation, benefits, employment and help with any mental/physical health/substance-use issues.
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Newham, which has the highest per capita rate of homeless people in UK. A residential charity with 140 beds that works to break the cycle of rough sleeping and homelessness.
Your Place (formerly known as Caritas Anchor House)
Newham, which has the highest per capita rate of homeless people in UK. A residential charity with 140 beds that works to break the cycle of rough sleeping and homelessness.
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Operates from the basement of the American Church in Tottenham Court Road, providing free hot meals, clothes, toiletries, access to mental health care, advice and referrals for the homeless.
The Soup Kitchen
Operates from the basement of the American Church in Tottenham Court Road, providing free hot meals, clothes, toiletries, access to mental health care, advice and referrals for the homeless.
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An SOS+ project which employs ex-prisoners as mentors to persuade young people not to become involved in gangs, crime, County Lines and violence
St Giles Trust
An SOS+ project which employs ex-prisoners as mentors to persuade young people not to become involved in gangs, crime, County Lines and violence
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Kew. React stands for Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with potentially Terminal illness. React provides to disadvantaged families special equipment needed to enable terminally sick children to be at home.
React
Kew. React stands for Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with potentially Terminal illness. React provides to disadvantaged families special equipment needed to enable terminally sick children to be at home.
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Hackney, the Sunshine Breakfast Club, started by teachers who recognised that some children arrived at school not having had breakfast and were thereby not paying attention in class.
Young and Inspired
Hackney, the Sunshine Breakfast Club, started by teachers who recognised that some children arrived at school not having had breakfast and were thereby not paying attention in class.
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In Alton, Hampshire but with longstanding connections to The City, Treloar’s is a leading provider of care, therapy, medical support and independence training to disabled young people.
Treloar’s School
In Alton, Hampshire but with longstanding connections to The City, Treloar’s is a leading provider of care, therapy, medical support and independence training to disabled young people.
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In the heart of the East End, Stepney City Farm is a working farm with a strong educational ethos.
Stepney City Farm
In the heart of the East End, Stepney City Farm is a working farm with a strong educational ethos.
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IntoUniversity supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds through their school years, encouraging aspiration and educational achievement.
IntoUniversity
IntoUniversity supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds through their school years, encouraging aspiration and educational achievement.
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