The Cordwainers have a strong charitable ethos. Our primary charitable focus is to nurture young talent in the fashion and shoemaking industries.
We achieve this by providing scholarships, bursaries and prizes to outstanding students at a number of Universities and colleges. In doing this we continue to promote the profile of shoe education and industry in the UK.
Our commitment to modern fashion can be seen through some of our most recent members, such as Jimmy Choo and L.K. Bennett, as well as our strong association with the London College of Fashion, arguably the world’s best training ground for shoe design students.
We assist a number of other charities with which the Cordwainers have strong historical ties. We also play a significant part in the governance of the City of London.
Visit our Charitable Work for further information regarding the Company’s beneficiaries
The Cordwainers’ philanthropy is financed through our property and business activities, together with generous donations from past and present members. You can read about the most recent fund-raising activities in the News & Events section.