Worshipful Company of Carmen

scite, cito, certe — skilfully, swiftly, surely
Charity and the Carmen

The Worshipful Company of Carmen Benevolent Trust CIO (Registered Charity No. 1164687) is the Company's benevolent arm and a key focus of activity for members.

In common with all City Livery Companies, the Carmen have a long tradition of helping those in need.  Originally intended 'for the relief of necessitous Carmen and their dependants' the Trust now mainly focuses its grant giving to help causes associated with the transport and logistics industries and education.

There are seven Trustees, all of whom are Liverymen of the Company. They are appointed by the Court having regard to a list of recommended persons supplied by the existing Trustees. Four are members of the Court itself and the three others are Liverymen.

The Trustees meet four times each year to manage the charity and to identify new needs within the core objects of the Trust. These are necessitous Carmen, transport, logistics and education - including support for pupils at City Livery schools, but increasingly also supporting projects within the State education sector, especially where this support may help young people enter the transport and logistics industries.

The Trust no longer considers applications for grants  that are not associated with these core causes.



 

The Trustees welcome the Master Carman to their Febrary 2016 meeting.

(left to right) Secretary Liveryman Christopher Godbold, Trustees: Past Master Neil Coles, Liveryman Michael Simpkin OBE, Liveryman Mrs Mary Bonar, Immediate Past Master Mark Griffiths, Chairman Telfer Saywell, Past Master Bob Russett, Past Master Michael Power, Liveryman Richard Pollitzer.