Our Philanthropy - a core mission
For the Worshipful Company of Insurers philanthropy takes many forms – grants to charities, educational initiatives, volunteering and supporting the Lord Mayor and the City in their charitable objectives.
Engaging with good causes is core to our mission. In addition to welcoming applications from potential Charity Partners, we also encourage members to get involved, either by volunteering their time or applying for matched funding for charitable activities they are personally involved with.
The financial contributions and volunteer time given by our members enable the WCI Charitable Trust to support charities based in the City and surrounding regions – charities helping vulnerable young people without family support who are seeking education, training and employment, the homeless, the elderly, newly released prisoners and our injured service men and women.
It is our policy to support carefully chosen educational and social welfare charities based in the City of London and the neighbouring boroughs which are among the most deprived areas in the country.
We have a separate Education Fund which supports local schools and a range of professional education initiatives.
The Worshipful Company of Insurers Charitable Trust (Registered Charity Number: 1175425
The WCI Charitable Trust is governed by a board of trustees appointed by the Court. The full board of trustees meets at least quarterly with two Sub-committees, The Education Fund Sub-committee and the General Fund Sub-committee, meeting in between to carry out the detailed scrutiny of applications and the work of the organisations the WCI supports.
The current trustees are:
- Katie Wade (Chair)
- Ian Clark (Treasurer)
- Sally Bramall
- Jane Evans
- Nicholas Michaelides
- Jaz Saggu
- Veronica Wilkinson
- John Young