The Stationers’ Foundation, the Company’s charitable arm, gave a record £251,160 in educational grants and awards in 2015. There were so many deserving cases that some award values had to be reduced because of a lack of funds.
Income from corporate and individual donations plus investments, sponsorship and fundraising events totalled £337,000, but a significant part of this is ear-marked for the Stationers’ Academy.
More and more Liverymen and Freemen are donating regularly and this is much appreciated, showing long term commitment to our charity, the Chairman of the Foundation, Court Assistant Robert Flather, said. “The Foundation does much important work in support of education through the age range from primary to post-grad. We can only do this through the support of our members.Please give generously!”
The Foundation’s purpose is to promote and encourage education and research in the Communications 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, provide a well managed library and archive for the Company, and support, amongst others, the charities of the Lord Mayor and Corporation of London and the Royal Marines. Liverymen and Freemen who wish to support the Foundation’s activities should contact Pamela Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Report written by Liveryman Barry May, Stationers' News No. 132. March 2016