Outreach and Education

These two Committees are responsible for devising and maintaining the Company’s practical programme of entrepreneurship education, mentoring and leadership.

The Company is forging strong links with numerous organisations among which the principal partnerships are:





Freemen Entrepreneurs from a whole range of backgrounds and experiences are engaged in activities to promote and sustain entrepreneurship as a professional and academic discipline.

Freemen Entrepreneurs are encouraged to support the Committee, and all suggestions and offers of assistance are very welcome.

More details about the work of the Outreach and Education Committees are available from the Chairs

The Guild of Entrepreneurs Trust (Registered Charity 1166513)

In keeping with the charitable obligations of the City of London’s Livery Companies, the Guild of Entrepreneurs has embarked on an ambitious and substantial programme of charitable works, for which the Guild of Entrepreneurs Trust has been established. Predominantly, the focus is on financing charities and projects that support the development of entrepreneurs and help to bring the opportunities of entrepreneurship to young people. Grants are available for students studying, researching or undertaking vocational training in relation to knowledge and skills required by entrepreneurs and individuals wishing to become entrepreneurs.


The Trust is raising capital, and any donation, great or small, helps to build the fund that is beginning to provide a sustainable income for charitable activities. The first grant was made in 2018 to Ph.D student Carole Jahme.

The growth of the Guild’s Charitable Trust is also an essential component of the progression of the Guild towards Company, and then to Livery Company status within the City of London. The growth of the Trust therefore directly prospers the development of the Guild in addition to its aims for entrepreneurship education and support.

Donating to the Trust is a core commitment of all Freemen Entrepreneurs. Contact the Clerk for a GiftAid form to boost the value of your donation or alternatively download a copy of the form here

If you would like to begin or increase your donations to the Guild of Entrepreneurs Trust, or are considering a fund-raising activity, please contact the Clerk.

The Trustee Board welcomes applications from potential beneficiaries.

Full details should be sent to:

The Trust Administrator

The Guild of Entrepreneurs Trust

Drapers’ Hall

Throgmorton Avenue



For more details on the Guild of Entrepreneurs Trust, please click here



The Guild of Entrepreneurs Trust recognises that the coronavirus pandemic is having a very significant effect on the work of many social enterprises, educational and charitable bodies. As such, the Trust pledges flexibility and support to its existing beneficiaries. Moreover, the Trust will adopt a flexible approach to applications for 2021 funding to accommodate the disruption of COVID-19, and to mitigate the impact on potential beneficiaries.

 You can read more about our promises to applicants and beneficiaries at http://www.covid19funders.org.uk/