The largest of the Company's charities bears the name of its founder Lawrence Atwell, a Skinner from Exeter. The charity was endowed in 1588 'to set poor people on work'. In the spirit of Atwell’s original intention, the Atwell Charity gives money to young people who need financial support for vocational education and training.
A successful merchant Skinner and philanthropist, Sir Thomas Smythe was the grandson of Sir Andrew Judde whose endowments founded Tonbridge School and The Judd School, both in Kent. The Company has administered the charity since 1625.
Charitable bequests made over centuries fund support for social housing and care for the elderly.
Trust funds derived from generous bequests made over centuries for relief of poverty.
In 1978 The Lady Neville Charity was set up in memory of Ralph Neville and his mother.