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Please note we have an important announcement below in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Supporting our charity partners through Covid-19

Last updated: 18 March

The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity team would like to reassure all charity partners that we will do everything we can to support you through the COVID-19 crisis and that the Company and Charity remain open for business. We recognise that those organisations we fund and the communities they support may be facing an uncertain future. 

Our priority lies with you, our current charity partners – of which there are over 100. If you are experiencing difficulties or need to adapt your activities, please rest assured we will be flexible. We will not penalise any of our charity partners for adapting to these unprecedented times. 

The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity has signed up to a joint funder statement coordinated by London Funders. The statement can be viewed here.  

Changing use of grant
All our grants are unrestricted, which means that – in exceptional circumstances - you have the flexibility to change the use of our grant without prior consent from the Charity Commission. However, please let us know if there are any changes you wish to make. 

Reporting schedules
We understand that submitting detailed reports on time may not be feasible. If you have concerns, please let our Grants Officer or the Head of Charitable Partnerships know.  

Temporary closure of our grant application process
We have experienced an unprecedented level of applications in the last six months and reached capacity. Because of this, we have  had to take the difficult decision to temporarily close both large and small grant applications. We ask for your understanding and patience and we will do our best to support you. 

We have responded to all applications submitted prior to 17 March 2020 and we continue to support our multi-year grantee partners. 

Please keep an eye on the website for any changes to the position of our grants application process over the next few months.

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