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Company Charities

Tackling Poverty, Providing Homes, Creating Opportunity

The Skinners Charities continue the Company’s core philanthropic purpose of bringing help and opportunity to those in need. We do so by tackling poverty and the restrictions it places on people; providing homes for older people in financial or social need; and creating opportunity through education, training or sponsorship.

This is achieved through the Company’s grant making charities and its almshouses.

We have four main grant making charities. These are the Lawrence Atwell’s Charity, Skinners’ Benevolent Trust, Lady Neville Charity, and Sir Thomas Smythe Charity. Each charity has different areas of giving but are working towards the aims of tackling poverty and the restrictions it places on people; creating opportunity through education, training or sponsorship; and enriching local communities.

Alongside this we have the Skinners’ Almshouse Charity which manages out two almshouses, Percy Bilton Court and Skinners Court. Here our dedicated teams are providing homes for older people in financial or social need, offering fulfilling and healthy lives for residents.