Charitable Aims

The Worshipful Company of Bakers' Education and Research Foundation has specific charitable objectives within its grant programme. They are:
-  Promotion of the Craft of Baking by supporting the education and training of young craftsmen and women in baking on recognised courses, and undertaking activities to create public awareness of the industry.
- Support of City of London and Baking Industry charities.
- Support of the Company Award Scheme.
- Supporting charities for elderly former members of the baking industry.

The Foundation will not fund:
- Applications outside of the above criteria
- Non UK-registered charities
- Non-capital costs i.e. running costs, salary costs
- Environment projects
- Arts and education projects are unlikely to be funded unless they are predominantly focused on disadvantaged young people, the elderly or the disabled.
- Individuals
- General or marketing appeals
- Educational establishments
- Grant-makers
- Overseas work/projects (unless part of the Company Award Scheme)
- Political, industrial, or commercial appeals
- Relief of state aid or reduction of support from public funds
- Events

The Foundation does not support appeals from any organisation where the funding will be used for religious purposes, or projects that promote a particular religion.

Grant funding is carried out as part of an annual programme and applications will be considered in strict order of receipt.

The Foundation will not accept applications outside of the parameters of the grant programme.

Applications will only be accepted when accompanied by the application form that can be downloaded here (currently withdrawn). Please read all of the guidelines carefully before making an application.

Please note : Enquiries that can be answered by the information on this website or outside of the above parameters will not receive replies.

Applications should be sent to:
The Clerk to the Trustees
The Bakers’ Company Education and Research Foundation
Bakers’ Hall
9 Harp Lane
London, EC3R 6DP
bcerf@bakers.co.uk

It is not the Foundation policy to explain why any particular application has been unsuccessful. With such a high number of applications received it is not possible to support every one, and only successful applications will be notified by the Trustees.
 
 
 
 
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