First licensed in 1394, The Salters’ Company has its origins in the salt trade of medieval London. Ranked number nine in the order of precedence, it is one of the Great 12 Livery Companies and today The Salters’ Company is a diverse organisation responsible for several charitable foundations, important philanthropic work in science education and the fostering of fellowship among its members.
PLEASE NOTE: SALTERS' HALL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE LOCKDOWN FOR COVID-19. WE WILL LET YOU KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WHEN THE HALL WILL RE-OPEN. EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
COVID-19 RESPONSE: Salters’ Charitable Foundation is proud to have signed the London Funders Covid-19 statement along with over 350 other funders from the City and beyond: http://covid19funders.org.uk/
To date SCF has made donations of £35,250 to organisations working to relieve the ongoing impact of COVID-19, including London Community Response, The Trussell Trust and the Samaritans. If you are able, please give generously to enable us to reach more people in need: https://www.justgiving.com/salters
All donations will be used to support charities helping vulnerable people and communities in this time of crisis.
The role of Livery Companies
Livery Companies or Guilds have been part of the social and commercial fabric of Europe since medieval times. Originally founded to protect the interests of various trades and their practitioners, Livery Companies in the City of London now flourish as charitable patrons and guardians of history as well as performing an important role in the governance of the City.
What we do today
The Company’s activities today are centred on charitable work and science education activities. As well as underwriting The Salters’ Institute, its flagship charity dedicated to the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences among the young, the Company makes annual donations to national charities and supports almshouse residents in Maidenhead and Watford.