|Livery Schools Link
The Pattenmakers' Charitable Foundation has always considered supporting education, at many levels, of considerable importance. The Company is a member of the Livery School Link which was established in 2004 by a number of City livery companies and the Guild of Educators, to support schools in and around London, albeit not exclusively within the City.
Bursaries at the Boys' and Girls' Schools of the City of London
The Pattenmakers has long supported, in various ways, the City of London Boys' School and the City of London School for Girls and provides two bursaries at each for deserving pupils. The Charitable Foundation has developed, in partnership with the Schools, a mentoring and support programme. The Pattenmakers is keen to explain the role of City livery companies in the life of the City of London and facilitate such support as is possible for the advancement of each pupil.
De Montfort University
The Pattenmakers has extended its suport to the footwear industry with the introduction of awards to students of foootwear design and fabrication at De Montfort University - which has established itself as a centre of excellence in this field Each year the Pattenmakers' Charitable Foundation makes an Orthopaedic Design Award to a deserving student and an additonal award in conjuction with the Scarr-Hall fmily; Ian Scarr-Hall is a Past Master of the Company and Rachael Scarr-Hall has been a Trade Warden.
University of East London
The Charitable Foundation resolved in 2007 to support the Clinical Podiatry Practice within the School of Health and Bioscience of the University of East London by establishing two awards for excellence in the Clinical Podiatry Practice Module of the BSc(Hons) in Podiatric Medicine. This award was first made to two graduates who both obtained first class honours degrees during 2008. This award not only underlines the Pattenmakers' concern to promote and facilitate podiatry care, but also reflects its long standing interest in foot health and long association with the London Foot Hospital.
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
The Livery supports two students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The Guildhall School is the City’s own conservatoire and the only major European conservatoire which is both a Music School and a Drama School.
Our funding provides up to one third of the annual fees for a student on an undergraduate programme, or up to 15% of the costs of a postgraduate programme. This sum, although not great in absolute terms, can make a world of difference for someone from a less advantaged background.
A brief list of some of those we have supported is given here. The locations in which they have made their professional debuts include Carnegie Hall in New York, the Barbican Centre London and many others. Among the alumni of the Guildhall School are many past and present nationally and internationally known names.
For tickets to Guildhall events or to know more about the Guildhall or our involvement in it please contact Dr. David Best (firstname.lastname@example.org ).