Bakers Company

Charitable Activities

The Benevolent Fund of the Worshipful Company of Bakers is an independent registered charity, Charity Number 235230, controlled by the Trustees.

The Benevolent Fund has three main areas of activity:

  • Support for trade education
  • Support for community charities who use baking in their programmes. 
  • Support for City of London charities

For more information about the Charity's aims and objectives, see here.

Make an Application

To apply for a grant, please download the application form and return to

Young People

The Bakers' Company provides Scholarships and Prizes for young people in the baking industry, to encourage them to build their skills to the highest levels.

It is closely associated with the National Bakery School, located at the nearby London South Bank University. Each year the top eligible student is awarded the Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Bakers.

Overseas study tours to Switzerland, Germany or France are organised each year.

For more information about training and courses generally, see 'Education & Industry'.


“Grow Your Own Playground” is an example of a baking related community programme. Children from inner-city primary schools follow the journey of bread from the wheat field to the plate by growing and milling wheat and, with the assistance of members of the WCB, using it to bake bread.

Participation is currently open to primary schools in the London area, with plans for expansion nationwide.


City of London Charities

The Worshipful Company of Bakers is proud to support charitable causes throughout the City:

Donate to the Charity

The Benevolent Fund is always grateful for any contributions towards its valuable work, large or small.
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