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Charitable Giving

Charitable giving has become an increasingly important feature of the Company’s overall purpose.  To this end the Company has sponsored two charitable entities, the General Charitable Fund and the Surgical Award Fund, whose trustees are the Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden and Chair of the Charities Committee.  The trustees are supported by the Company’s charities committee.  The income of the two Funds arises from their own investments, from an annual donation by the Company, and from individual donations by members of the Company.

The focus of the charities’ grant giving falls in to three areas: activities connected with the Company’s heritage, the support of education (mostly inked to particular legacies), and the promotion of social cohesion, where supported charities tend to evolve over time; there may, naturally, be some overlap between these three elements.  The total amount of grant giving in 2022/23 was some £150,000, up from £100,000 in 2012/13.  The donations are roughly equally split between the connections to the Company, support for education and promotion of social cohesion. The following summary of charities supported is not an exhaustive list.

Connections with the Company

We facilitate multiple awards, including the Surgical Award, the Surgical Fellowship, the Innovation in Military Medical Support Award and many others.

Support For Education

The Company's support includes awards and scholarships to multiple secondary schools, universities and colleges

Promotion of Social Cohesion

The Company's social outreach interests includes mental health, recovery from addictions and homelessness, and other complex needs.