Charity Projects

Liverymen recognise that alongside the charitable and educational opportunities the livery can offer, there exists a wealth of commercial experience to be passed on, and a desire to give back to others active in the industry. It’s part of our ambition to be at the hub of the industry.

Volunteering and Mentoring

As Liverymen we are committed to charitable giving as a core element of our membership. However, volunteering your time, your experience or expertise are just as valuable to support learning and are areas of skill that we intend to develop in our Company.

A recent survey revealed a fantastic willingness to serve in our Livery – 48% were ready to give their support and more were looking for further information. Building on that we are creating projects for example to offer mentoring to our Educational Bursary students, to become a school governor or to give time to young people who gather in youth zones in deprived areas.  We have launched our first initiative in conjunction with the Drinks Trust, and plan to expand our scheme in 2021 and beyond.

We have also developed a mentoring programme to be launched in 2021.
Further details can be obtained from our development Director Clive Bairsto who can be contacted at: office@distillers.org.uk

Education and Vocational Training

The roots of our Livery lie in vocational endeavour and reinforce our aim to be at the ‘hub of the industry’. Recent research amongst our training partners, scholars, corporate associates and member SME’s, reaffirmed a great desire for training and career support, especially among younger and aspiring members of the industry, and in the smaller companies with opportunities for work experience and training.

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A full review of our current awards was completed in 2020 resulting in the granting of larger and better targeted bursaries and scholarships that will make a real difference. We will create much stronger partnerships with training providers that recognise needs in new subjects particularly in more commercial areas.

Please click HERE to visit the education and scholarships pages for the latest courses and awards available.

All applications must be made via the three VT&E partners, not the Worshipful Company of Distillers.