Charitable Trust Fund

The Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund
Registered Charity Number : 288157

Mission Statement

The Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund is for the relief of poverty, education, research and assistance to those causes primarily having a direct connection with the objectives of the Fuellers Company. This is as directed in the Trust Deed and in accordance with its Policy of Giving.

How to Donate

Thanks to the CTF’s new arrangements with BT’s mydonate online platform, donating couldn’t be easier, just click this link. Please support the Charitable Trust Fund so we can continue our donations to current projects and seek out appropriate new ones.


Jail and Bail – FOR BRITISH RED CROSS

“In recent developments, it appears that our illustrious Master, Chloe, has been caught impersonating a police officer! Though bail has been set, Chloe will be jailed in the Tower of London on 6th July. If we want our Master to be at the Thanksgiving Service & Affiliates Lunch then you had better take action now, with out delay!”

Jail and Bail is an annual fund raising event sponsored by the Lord Mayor. Masters are ‘arrested’ and taken to the Tower of London and not released until sufficient bail has been surrendered.

Fortunately thanks to your continued generosity, our Masters have always been released. The amount raised benefits both the British Red Cross and The Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund.


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Charitable Trust provides more funding to TeenTech and Generating Genius

The Fuellers Charitable Trust has committed to increase its support of these two charities. TeenTech will work with the Fuellers to train and support volunteers who wish to engage with students at one of the schools they help, providing mentoring or giving careers talks. Generating Genius will give similar support to Fuellers providing work experience to 6th formers. Both charities promote the importance of STEM subjects to students from disadvantaged backgrounds and FCT supports them because this gives such students the opportunity to enter the energy industries.


Platanos College (formerly known as Stockwell Park School)

Platanos Minibus

We are delighted to be able to see how our strong links with the Platanos College are making such a difference. With the help of your continued donations we have been able to purchase a brand new minibus for the College.

The Fuellers over a number of years have built up a good working relationship with this inner city London school. The school has shown steady improvements in academic success as well as several extra-curricular programmes, which encourages students to aim for success in their careers once they leave the College. The Fuellers Charitable Trust has been able to give financial support for these extra-curricular programmes which include, Army Cadet Force, St. John’s Ambulance Cadets, Girl Guides and Scouts. These Cadet groups will now be able to be transported to various events in this minibus.  With your continued support we are able to go on and assist in the development of the students at this thriving Inner City London School.

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Real Action

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This charity was established in the late 1990’s in a community in the London area suffering a considerable amount of illiteracy and crime. It was set up in the late 1990’s and is a community-led educational charity offering, both adult and child fast track literacy and English language classes. Funds raised allow Real Action to engage and train volunteers and teachers to run classes during school holidays and Saturdays during term time to improve reading literacy. These classes are known as ‘Butterfly Reading Courses’.   30 hours of Butterfly teaching produces an average improvement of 12-14 months in reading age. Today these classes are expanding around London and around the Country. The Fuellers are proud to be supporting such a worthwhile cause.

For more information see website: www.realaction.org.uk

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Arkwright Scholarships Trust

Arkwright Scholarship Awards

This organisation awards scholarships to ‘A’ level students studying engineering and related areas of design. It encourages the student to pursue these subjects at University or through high quality apprenticeships leading on to possible future careers in this field. The Fuellers Charitable Trust sponsors a student over a period of two years.

For more information see website: www.arkwright.org.uk

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TS Rebel (Cadet Group)

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The Fuellers’ are pleased to continue an annual contribution to TS Rebel. This is a coastal training station based on the Essex coast. The training staff comprises of 24 RYA qualified volunteer adult instructors who are with the Sea Cadet Corps. TS Rebel provides offshore, power boat, keel boat and yacht race training for young people. It is a recognised Training Centre for the Royal Yachting Association and an Independent Operating Authority for The Duke of Edinburgh’s award.    The Thames Fueller is a Mitchell 31 MkIII powerboat. It is used for powerboat training and as a keelboat support vessel.

For more information see website: www.tsrebel.org

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Tower RNLI Lifeboat

Tower RNLI Lifeboat

The Charitable Trust continues to contribute to fuel costs for the Tower Lifeboat Station in the City of London which is the busiest Lifeboat Station in the UK. It is on call 24 hours a day and is the dedicated Search and Rescue resource for Central London which covers approximately a 15 mile stretch of river from Barking Creek to Battersea. In addition to Search and Rescue they take a proactive role in marine safety and accident prevention.  They will always be seen patrolling the Thames particularly at festivals throughout the year such as New Year’s Eve and the annual Boat Race.

For more information see website: rnli.org/findmynearest/station/pages/Tower-Lifeboat-Station.aspx

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CHARITY PRIZE WINNERS

Each year The Charitable Trust in its quest to support research and education make awards to individuals from our Affiliations.

The Fuellers Prize Medal Winners for 2017 were:

The Husband Rose Bowl
Leading Hand Deck Faith Phillips
Royal Fleet Auxiliary, RFA Wave Ruler

Daedalus Fuellers’ Trophy
Warrant Officer One Steve Hole
HMS Sultan, Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival Equipment School

Fuellers Salver
Flight Sergeant Paul Riley
10 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Fuellers Petroleum Prize
Staff Sergeant Samuel Koranke
152 (North Irish) Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps

Fuellers Certificate
Warrant Officer One Paul Franks
Defence Strategic Fuels Authority, Royal Air Force

Fuellers Certificate
Sergeant Matthew Stewart
Tactical Support Wing, Royal Air Force

The Harrison Cup
Jasmine Scott
Platanos College


Policy Of Giving

The Trustees of The Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund and the Clerk of the Company shall be guided by this Policy of Giving providing such guidelines remain within the scope of the Trust Deed.

The aim for the Trustees is to donate in any financial year at least two third’s of the previous year’s Net Incoming Resources. Should the value of the Fund fall below a prescribed value, then the Trustees shall decide at the start of the financial year the amount of Fund they would be able to donate.

Where possible, positive responses shall be made to those charitable requests where the donation may make a significant impact. Preference shall be given to small and medium size charitable organisations.

Where possible, special consideration shall be given to appeals where the name of the Company can be clearly linked with the donation.

Working within the restrictions of Clause 2 of the Trust Deed, special consideration shall be given to appeals that fall into the following categories:-

  • Relief of poverty and hardship especially relating to Members of the Company and then to members of the energy industries.
  • Advancement of education by the grant of scholarships, prizes and sponsor research, especially within the energy industries.
  • City of London appeals
  • Arts charities related to the energy industries
  • Special appeals from military affiliates
  •  Suitable appeals from youth organisations, especially those having relevance to the energy industries
  • There shall be a list of standing donations, which shall be reviewed by the Trustees annually.
  •  The Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund is run by up to a maximum of eight Managing Trustees and other co-opted members of the Livery

Managing Trustees

  • Mr. Stuart Goldsmith – Past Master – Chairman
  • Mr. Peter Harrison FCA – Court Assistant – Honorary Treasurer
  • Mr. Shravan Joshi – Junior Warden
  • Mr. Michael Husband- Past Master
  • Mr. James VG Hill – Honorary Court Assistant
  • Mr. Russel Warburton FCA – Court Assistant
  • Mr. Brian Lott OBE – Liveryman
  • Mr Neville Brown- Court Assistant

Advisors

  • Professor Averil Macdonald OBE- Court Assistant
  • Mrs. Carrie Marsh- Court Assistant

Our Patronage

If any person or organisation wishes to apply for funds, and they feel that their cause is within the scope of the Policy of Giving, they should apply to:-

The Secretary
The Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund

clerk@fuellers.co.uk