The Salters' Charitable Foundation

The Salters' Charitable Foundation (SCF) provides a range of project grants, small one-off donations and longer-term core support.

SCF has a preference for funding smaller organisations where its support will make a real difference, and causes where members of The Salters' Company can either become involved or are already volunteers or supporters. SCF's grant-making is currently focused on two main priority themes: 

  • London Citizenship & Community Development
  • Education (with a preference for science education at school and university level)

 SCF makes small annual contributions to a wide range of organisations which are close to Salters’ hearts, including our military affiliates, charities with personal connections and City institutions. In addition, the Charities Sub-Committee has the capacity to make small ‘one off’ contributions to interesting projects or organisations.

SCF also awards two or three larger project grants each year. Recipients for 2017/18 are:

Room to Heal

A healing community for refugees and asylum seekers who have survived torture and other forms of organised violence. Working with around 100 people each year, the organisation offers a comprehensive programme of therapies, including acute trauma counselling, long-term one to one counselling, support groups, rural retreats and gardening therapy in their own garden in Newington Green. There are regular social events and creative opportunities. In addition intensive casework support is offered, including employment and skills, asylum and immigration, housing and medical support. SCF’s grant will be used to expand the casework service in response to increased demand.

South Central Youth

A small youth project in SW9 providing a number of specialist programmes for very vulnerable people aged 12-25. Services include street based interventions on several housing estates in Brixton, with a particular emphasis on gang culture, sexual and mental health and homelessness; mentoring for young people with significant mental health issues; an appropriate adult service (supporting young people to attend police/court/medical appointments); a young parent support group and other activities such as outward bound courses, workshops and employment support. The organisation started in 2005 as a small drop-in service on one estate and has now grown to work with close to 2,000 young people each year. SCF has provided a grant to establish an intervention project for young people in the early stages of entering the criminal justice system.

Please note that SCF does not accept unsolicited applications.


For all enquiries, please contact:

Kate Priest on 020 7588 5216 x235