Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund

All City of London livery companies have a charitable trust, governed by their own Trust Deed, setting out how funds may be used, often focused on education or charitable activities linked with their trade or profession.  Established in 1983, the Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund’s primary aims are for the relief of poverty, advancement of education, research and assistance through awards, prizes and donations in areas connected to energy. 

The Trustees who are all members of the Company meet quarterly.  We determine the Trust’s current and future strategy, review recent income and determine requests for charitable giving.  Our general aim is to donate at least two thirds of net income, received primarily from members’ general donations, legacies, event-led giving and our investments’ performance.  Our giving includes regular support for several organisations including our sponsored school, Platanos Academy, other education initiatives, the Company’s military affiliates and the RNLI’s Tower Lifeboat, together with one-off grants, including those suggested by our members.  During the Company’s recent Royal Year the Trust focussed on six special projects, all educational, as part of a major fundraising drive. 

The Company, funded by grants from the Charitable Trust, awards annual prizes for excellence to members of each affiliate unit, and the respective commanding officers are all Honorary Freeman whilst in post.

Read the citations for our 2024 Military Affiliate Prizewinners here.

The Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund is growing in size and helps many disadvantaged people. The Trust has been very active in education and introducing pupils and students of all ages to the energy industry. Our help ranges from providing equipment for schools affiliated with the Company to providing  an annual A level Scholarship for studying engineering. The Fuellers' Charles Stephenson Clarke Award is awarded to students at City University, who take part in an annual energy project which is judged by members of the Company.

Details of donations made are set out in the Trust’s annual report and financial statements, which are presented to members at Common Hall each year, available on the Charity Commission’s website (Charity number 288157)

The Trust's Safeguarding Policy may be viewed here.

Grant applications, which should be in line with the Trust’s primary aims, should be addressed to The Secretary. See contact information here.

You can also donate to the Trust by completing and returning the Standing Order form which can be downloaded here. This simplifies Gift Aid collection.

Additionally you can use the following bank details:
Sort code 30-96-66
Account number 00460739

For any other information on how to donate, contact The Secretary.

Images from Fuellers Volunteer Event at Holy Sepulchre Church 20th March 2024

Fuellers arrived with assorted donations of personal cleaning products. They all helped to sort the donated products into brightly coloured packages suitable for delivery to families in need. The pictures below show the results and the team in action. see Fuellers Volunteer Event

Latest Givings & Updates

See our 2022 finalised accounts for the Worshipful Company Of Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund here.

The Charitable Trust is pleased to support the Company's Military Affiliates, and funds their attendance at the Company's Affiliates Lunch, and makes grants of £300 to each of the charities nominated by the prize-winners.
https://www.fuellers.co.uk/citations-2023/

Annual Thanksgiving Service, Affiliates Luncheon & Prizegiving. Monday 3 June 2024

This year’s Affiliates Luncheon & Prizegiving was held on Monday 3 June 2024 at Trinity House, Tower Hill, London.  The Fuellers Charitable Trust is proud …

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Fuellers Charity Volunteer Event at Holy Sepulchre Church. 20th March 2024

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Fuellers’ Arkwright Engineering Scholar at the Institute of Physics

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FUELLERS’ CHARITABLE TRUST FUND UPDATE JANUARY 2024

UPDATE FROM CHLOË ANDREWS-JONES, CHAIR OF TRUSTEESHappy New Year to all members of the Fuellers, I wish you all a happy, healthy, and peaceful 2024. …

2023 Master’s Charity Fund Raising 

2023 Charity Fund Raising Completed by Peter Harrison Master of The Worshipful Company of Fuellers                                                                                      This is to let you know I have now …

Letter to the Master from Lord Mayor of London 3rd August 2023

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NEWSFLASH – Summitted!

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As she makes final preparations for her departure on Saturday 4 March, Elena has received two welcome messages of support from City Harvest and Make-A-Wish …

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Today saw Junior Warden Elena Oderstone’s final training Sunday training walk before her departure on Saturday 4 March, walking from Alfeston to Beachy Head (South …

Training Continues …

Today’s training saw Junior Warden Elena Oderstone walk from Rodwell, Lewes to Beachy Head (South Downs Way) – a distance of 19.2 miles and a …

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Fuellers’ Junior Warden Elena Oderstone is tackling the summit of Kilimanjaro as part of an expedition on 4 – 14 March 2023. As part of …

Fuellers CTF supports 800 students to understand Green Energy

Thursday 24th Nov was the Fuellers Arkwright Future Energy Conference organised by Simon Wilson of the Smallpeice Trust, one of the Fuellers partner charities. After …

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The Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund is responsible for the relief of hardship both within and outside the Company. By the granting of awards and prizes to worthy causes and individuals, including our military affiliations, schools and colleges, we achieve the fourth and fifth objectives of the Company.