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. 

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)

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 using the following bank details:
Sort code 30-96-66
Account number 00460739

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

Latest Givings & Updates

See our 2021 finalised accounts for the Worshipful Company Of Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund here.


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Service of Thanksgiving and Affiliates Lunch July 4th 2022

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Fuellers Charitable Trust awards Charles Stephenson Clarke Prizes for 2020-2021

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Each year The Charitable Trust, in its quest to support research and education, make awards to individuals from our Affiliations. On 22nd July 2019, in …

The Master’s Annual Fundraiser

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Jail & Bail 1st July 2019 for the British Red Cross:

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Looking at the Livery Companies today, many of them are industry-specific, although some have “shifted” their trade support in moving with the times. The Fan Makers, for example, now support the mechanical fan trade including the use of the fan in heating, ventilation and in aircraft propulsion. Some of the Liveries are very active in their specific trades: the Gunmakers are still responsible for testing gun barrels and the Goldsmiths test precious metals for purity and operate the London Assay Office. Others are only open to those connected with the trade, such as the Shipwrights, and some only open to those qualified in the trade or profession, like the Chartered Surveyors. Some of the smaller Companies consist mainly of the original families and this is apparent when looking at their records. All of the Liveries continue to support education, with many supporting individual schools as well as providing bursaries, scholarships, awards and prizes. The charitable contribution of the combined Liveries exceeds £40 million per year.

Whilst the origins of the Guilds are ancient, the underlying purpose and driving forces that have sustained the Livery Companies for so many centuries also give them the flexibility, diversity and capacity for innovation to remain relevant. The work of the Livery Companies is as pertinent to the good health of the City of London as it has ever been. The principles, energy and purpose of the London Livery Companies, through shared philosophies, integrity and values, will ensure they continue to define their invaluable role well in to the future. There are now 111 livery companies in the City of London representing the diverse range of industries and commerce, currently or historically, relevant to the vibrant economic health of the City of London.

The Worshipful Company of Fuellers, often simply referred to as The Fuellers is 95th in the order of precedence and represents all aspects of the energy industry. The Fuellers’ origins can be traced back to the Woodmongers in the 14th Century but our modern membership now incorporates coal, oil, nuclear, gas, electricity and renewable energy industries, as well as representation from all aspects of those industries including, production, supply, distribution, marketing, research, finance, education and major consumers

To become a Fueller you will normally need to demonstrate an interest in the energy industry through whichever facet including fuel extraction, upstream exploration and production, generation, distribution, supply, trading and marketing plus all of the related support services or more simply as a consumer or citizen with an interest in how energy fuels our lives, businesses and communities.

Aims & Objectives

The aims of The Fuellers are: -

  • To foster the business of persons involved in providing energy for the home, industry, commerce and export.
  • To provide social intercourse and mutual information between members.
  • To create and accumulate funds for the benefit of the Company and the application of the same for the purpose of advancing the interests of the Company.
  • To relieve hardship suffered by existing members, retired members, their widows, children, orphans and any others depending on them.
  • In the matter of education to grant scholarships, prizes and sponsor research - to support and encourage honourable practice in the business of the membership.

Members support the Company by attending the frequent gatherings such as the Election Luncheon and the Installation Dinner. These and others regular events offer unique entertainment opportunities for members to introduce guests or colleagues to the fascinating traditions of the City of London. Members are also encouraged to participate in many of the inter-Livery events such as skiing, clay pigeon shooting, golf, bridge and even a pancake race. Participation in these gatherings and events achieves the first two objectives of the Company and the workings of the Company achieve the third.

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.

Members of The Fuellers also have the opportunity to visit many significant industrial installations such as the huge Rance Tidal Power Station and Gravelines Nuclear power plant, both in France, refineries, gas installations, coal mines and many more around the UK. Opportunities many would otherwise never have. Members also see and experience spectacular events in many of the beautiful and unique Livery Halls in the City of London.

Join the Fuellers

With a varied social programme ranging from formal dinners in some of the finest locations to simple networking opportunities, industrial & military visits to energy lectures, there is something for everyone to enjoy and derive benefit from

Our membership is open to anyone meeting the qualifying criteria and we welcome people – irrespective of age, ethnicity, gender, or religious background – operating at all levels of responsibility or experience in the diverse world of energy.

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News & Views

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Friday 1st April 2022 – United Guilds Service

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