On 1 July 1980 the Charitable Trust Deed was signed by all members of the Court of Assistants and the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers’ Charity became an active conduit for grants, bursaries and sponsorship involving the Company. In addition it allows a more formalised approach to assisting Liverymen or spouses of Liverymen who fall on hard times.
There have been three major appeals to Liverymen, which resulted in funds being available for our three annual Bursaries.
The Humber Bursary for a music-based initiative. The Mott Bursary to a chorister at Peterborough Cathedral. 500th Anniversary Bursary to a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Over the years the Charitable Trust has increased in value to almost £2,000,000 through donations from Liverymen, the Livery Company and Plaisterers Hall Limited.
The objects of the Charitable
- The relief of any necessitous person who is or who has been a Liveryman or Freeman of the Company
- The relief of any necessitous person who is the widow, orphan or dependent of any deceased Liveryman or Freeman of the Company
- The education of any necessitous child of a Liveryman or Freeman or deceased Liveryman or Freeman of the Company
- The education of persons connected with the industry or Craft of Plastering generally and in particular the establishment of Scholarships tenable at Universities or technical Colleges, the establishment of prizes to be awarded for plastering or towards improvements in the design of plaster work and the payment of fees to lecturers in subjects connected with the said industry or craft
- The making of grants, donations or subscriptions to any charitable organisation having as its objects the promotion of education and training in the field of plastering or to any fund established for educational or other charitable purposes in the City of London or elsewhere
- Any other charitable purpose.
Apart from modest support to one widow, the annual Training Awards and the three bursaries, the Trust’s investment income is disbursed to ‘other charitable purposes’ by selecting worthy charitable causes.