Partner with us to help young people enter and advance in the content and communications industries

The Stationers’ Foundation partners with industry, charities and individuals to provide financial and practical support for young people seeking to enter and advance in our industries – from traditional publishing to digital media and from printing and packaging to distribution. 

98p of every £1 we spend directly supports  training programmes, bursaries, and schools, making us one of the most efficient ways to increase your impact on education and training for our industries through an active partnership. 

This brochure illustrates some of the programmes we support with the help of our partners.

If you'd like to find out more about partnering with us to help young people enter and advance in our industries please contact us at:

Our Mission is to:-

  • promote and encourage education and research in the Communication and Content industries
  • provide financial assistance and care to those who work or have worked in our industries and their dependants in time of need
  • support charities relating to the City of London and the Royal Marines

The Company’s involvement in education and training dates back to Tudor times ‘Apprenticeship Indentures’ were drawn up by the Company and Printing Houses were obliged to present their apprentices at Stationers’ Hall, for the fee of sixpence, during their first year. In 1861 the Company opened its first Stationers’ School to benefit the sons of Liverymen and Freemen of the Company. 

Expanding from its original site in Fleet Street, it moved to Hackney in north London, became a grammar school and then a comprehensive. Sadly it closed in 1883 as part of the reorganisation of schools in the borough of Haringey.  Thirty years later the Stationers' Academy opened in Eltham. 

Any general enquiries about the Foundation should be sent to:-

Pamela Butler, Administrator 
The Stationers’ Foundation 
Stationers' Hall
Ave Maria Lane

Tel: 020 7246 0990


The principal programmes are as follows.

Postgraduate Bursary Scheme
– The Foundation offers a number of annual awards for students on selected postgraduate courses that relate to the Communications and Content industries.
For more information about the scheme, click here.

Scholarships and awards – The Foundation offers a variety of awards as follows:-

  • Financial Assistance – for students requiring assistance towards the cost of starting or continuing their education
  • Major Awards – for students intending to pursue a course of study associated with our industries
  • Francis Mathew Scholarships – for students wishing to travel whilst following a course of study associated with our industries

The Stationers' Foundation Saturday Schools 

Shine – The Foundation organises the Shine Schools Media Project, a competition for the best schools’ magazines, websites and online content.

Cropped Shine exhibit 2019

Stationers' Crown Woods Academy - The Foundation supports a wide range of activities at the Stationers' Academy. 

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Welfare – The Foundation provides annual or one-off grants of money and other support to persons in need, hardship or distress who work or have worked in the Communications and Content industries and their dependants. 

Other Charitable Giving  – The Foundation makes regular contributions to charities relating to the City of London and to the Royal Marines.

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The Foundation is governed by seven trustees,  The trustees also take responsibility for managing Stationers' Charity 1961 which funds all donations which do not relate to education and welfare. A list of donations is published annually.  Charity 61 was renamed the Stationers Community fund in 2012 in order to reflect better the nature of the fund's giving.

Check below for the most recent accounts for both charities.

Stationers' Foundation

Stationers' Charity 1961

The Worshipful Company
of Stationers
and Newspaper Makers

Stationers' Hall
Ave Maria Lane
London EC4M 7DD

Telephone: 020 7248 2934
Fax: 020 7489 1975