The Master’s Fund

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The annual fundraising programme of The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries General Charity Ltd
Apothecaries’ Hall, Black Friars Lane, London, EC4V 6EJ
Charity number 284450

You can make a difference

We can’t pay off a student’s debts. But we can give a helping hand. We know that it isn’t just the monetary value of the donation that makes a difference, but it’s the fact that somebody cares. As a Livery Company, the Society has been helping its community for four hundred years.

Today’s students live in a very different world. Some of us were lucky enough to have our University fees paid by the state. We could even apply for support grants. Today’s students can expect to leave education with tens of thousands of pounds worth of debts.

Particularly for those studying medicine as a second degree, success or penury can rest on a knife-edge. Illness, loss of a part-time job, and suddenly the sums no longer add up. Dropping out of medicine wastes talent, money and lives. And it crushes a young person’s dreams.

What can we do to help?

The Society gives a grant to one or two medical students at every medical school in England and Wales, and to a small number of pharmacy students. Please note that the Society does not accept unsolicited funding applications.

You fund these grants

How much should I Donate?

Everyone can donate something to the Fund. By comparison, the annual cost of:

  • A weekly takeaway coffee £135
  • A weekly pint of beer £234
  • A monthly meal out for one £720
  • Saving someone’s dreams £250?

We like to think that our Society still cares.

"Thank you for supporting me when I was a medical student, struggling financially when my father was made redundant.”
 - Grant recipient, now graduated

Can you give more?

Perhaps you can afford a greater amount. Members have done the following:

Sponsor a grant to a specific school:

  • Minimum £1000 per annum

Set up a named fund:

  • Minimum £5,000

“The more we raise, the more we can give, the more we can help”

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