From their earliest days, Livery Companies looked out for members who couldn’t work, or those who were sick, the elderly and the widows of members. These philanthropic objects have evolved to meet modern needs, but a key component of Livery activity today remains charity. Many Companies have a dedicated charitable trust to which all members are expected to donate.
For the Gunmakers, the Gunmakers’ Company Charitable Trust was formed in 2003. Its principle object is the support of the heritage craft skills associated with traditional gunmaking by the award of bursaries to employers taking on apprentices.
If you are interested in supporting the work of the Gunmakers’ Company Charitable Trust, or in finding out more about how we support apprentices, please click the link below …
Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the Secretary to the Trustees, GCCT, The Proof House, 48-50 Commercial Road, London E1 1LP.