The Ironmongers' Company, as part of its charitable activities, works to promote the craft of ironwork. Support is given primarily for the conservation of historic ironwork or the creation of new decorative iron or steel work.
The Company does not make grants for other restoration projects or for work to other materials.
Grants are made for charitable purposes and not for the benefit of private individuals. Applications are accepted from registered charities, churches and schools for projects in the UK only. Work that has started before the Committee meets (see below) will not be considered.
The Company prefers to fund entire projects, or specific elements of a project. The majority of grants awarded are under £5,000. Grants are paid on completion of the project and must be claimed within eighteen months of the date awarded.
The Company's Iron Committee meets annually at the end of April to review grants for Iron Projects and the deadline for receipt of applications is 31 March. Applicants should write to the Charities Manager, preferably by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with details of the project including:
The Company expects any conservation of historic ironwork to follow the National Heritage Ironwork Group's Conservation Principles (see www.nhig.org.uk). Your application should confirm that your project will meet these standards.