The City and Metropolitan Welfare Charity is a very small grant giving trust. The Trustees are only able to make modest grants and meet twice a year to consider applications. These meetings take place in April and October and, for consideration, applications (by email) must be received by the preceding month.
This extract from our legal Scheme of Arrangement gives an indication of the criteria for applicants:
"Application of Income - the Trustees shall apply the income of the Charity for the benefit of deserving persons who by reason of age, ill-health, accident, infirmity or straightened financial circumstances are in need of assistance in either or both of the following ways:
In the supply of articles in kind or in grants of money.
In grants in aid of the funds of any institutions or organisations established or to be established for the care and relief of such persons, with a preference for institutions or organisations which are administered in or in connection with the City of London."
The Trustees have interpreted the above to exclude medical charities, and to encourage applications related to ex offenders and their families. They have interpreted the preference for a connection with the City of London with some latitude. All our grants are made to registered charities that have the structures in place to make appropriate grants to individuals. Charities who have annual income/expenditure greater than £3M will need to be especially deserving or relevant, as will those with substantial reserves.
The Clerk to the Trustees is Nigel Pullman - firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered charity number 205943