Case Study: The Goldsmiths' Company

Case Study: The Goldsmiths' Company

School-Home Support and the Goldsmiths’ Company have been working together to improve the educational chances of disadvantaged children in London since 1991. In October 2016, we celebrated an incredible 25 years of partnership.

The Goldsmiths’ Company’s consistent backing has proved crucial, enabling the SHS Welfare Fund to provide support to some of the most impoverished families we work with in times of desperate need.

Nick Harland, Deputy Clerk of the Goldsmiths’ Company:

“The work School-Home Support do is essential – reaching families most in need of support, helping children attend school against all odds and bridging the gap between school and home life.”

The Goldsmiths’ Company is one of The Twelve Great Livery Companies of London and its origins can be traced back to the twelfth century when it was founded to regulate the trade of the goldsmith. As with all livery companies, the Goldsmiths’ Company has a long tradition of supporting charitable causes funded through the generosity of its members and it has continuously supported charitable work in education since the 16th century.

Today, while the Goldsmiths’ Company continues to sponsor a number of educational initiatives, it also supports the following causes: General Welfare, Medical Welfare; and Youth and Culture.

Jan Tallis, Chief Executive of School-Home Support:

“The ongoing and consistent support of the Goldsmiths’ Company is crucial to our work. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Goldsmiths’ Company on behalf of all SHS staff and the thousands of children whose lives have been changed by Goldsmiths’ funding. We are looking forward to continuing our fantastic partnership.”


Celebrating 25 years of partnership at Tower Bridge Engine Rooms, October 2016

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