The Drapers Fund

The Trades House of Glasgow Drapers' Fund  exists to support children and their carers in the wider Glasgow area where there is great and urgent need.

Grants to the adopter of a child (or to the guardian of an orphaned adopted child) may be awarded in case where hardship is shown. It is not normal policy to support costs for holidays and general household furnishings.

for assistance from the Fund for a child/children aged up to 17 years, download the application form via the link below and return by email or post. Please pay particular attention to the request for information about how the grant will be used, if awarded.

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A little bit of history

In 1918 Mr James Inglis, draper of Argyle Street, Glasgow, established the Drapers' Fund to be held by the Trades House of Glasgow in trust for charitable purposes in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. Mr Inglis added to the capital of the fund on various occasions, the last being in October 1928.

At the end of the Great War in 1918 and the years immediately following, there was a clear need to help the City's impoverished. At the present time the same need exists albeit for different reasons. For example, families are suffering from the effects of the misuse of drugs. In consequence there have been a considerable number of cases where monies have been given to provide essential clothing including shoes for children in the care of grandparents or other relatives.

In considering appeals the Manager is assisted by a committee of three, supported by the administration of Trades House. The Committee meets regularly to avoid long waiting periods before applicants are advised of the result of their appeal. The total amount available for distribution on a yearly basis is now circa £50,000.00


The Drapers' Fund
For more information, contact  Katrina or call 0141 553 1605

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