Charity Fund

About

The RWHA Charity Fund donates to small, local charities in which Warrant-holding companies or their employees are actively involved. Small grants of up to £500 are open to employees of Warrant-holding companies who are fundraising for charity. Medium grants of up to £3,000 are available for Warrant-holding companies or their team to apply for a specific item, activity or project for a charity in which they are actively involved.

Grants have been given to charities across the UK, supporting a diverse range of worthy causes including the Cornwall Air Ambulance, Norfolk Blood Bikes, and Scotty's Little Soldiers. 

2022 marks the 125th Anniversary of the Charity Fund! 89 Charities were granted a total of £180,000.

Email charityfund@rwha.co.uk to find out more.
 

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Our Impact

  • Since 2013, over £450,000 has been granted to more than 200 charitable causes.
  • An estimated 60,000 people have been impacted by these grants.
  • In 2022 alone, £180,000 was donated to 89 charities across the UK.
  • 2022 grants included one Special Project Grants of £10,000 to the British Red Cross, supporting the Ukraine Crisis.

 

 

 

News and History

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Grant Scheme

2022

A new grant scheme launches, including small, medium, large and bespoke grant schemes. 

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reading 2022-v1

2022

The Platinum Jubilee Processional Cross Project, which gifted a new Processional Cross to Queen Elizabeth II to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee, raises £240,000 for the Charity Fund. 

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Baby Basics 2020

2020

A Covid-19 emergency fund is set up. During the pandemic, 26 charities are supported with a total of £67,000.

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PLT

2014

A Board of Trustees is appointed, and a formal grant scheme is set up.

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Charity Fund Deed

1968

The Fund becomes a registered Charity.

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1902 Edward VII Coronation

1902

The Charity Fund becomes an official Investment Fund in the year of King Edward VII’s Coronation.

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1898 Cadburys

1898

A fundraising appeal launches at the RWHA Banquet, held to celebrate the 57th birthday of HRH Prince Albert, The Prince of Wales.  The first Warrant holders to donate include Cadbury, Dewar, and Schweppes.

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1897 Queen Victoria

1897

The RWHA Charity Fund is founded in honour of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.