Worshipful Company of Carmen

scite, cito, certe — skilfully, swiftly, surely
Raising Funds for Charity, Education, Research and Innovation


The Carmen have two registered charities, The Carmen Benevolent Trust and the St Dunstan's Heritage Trust.


For further information on the Heritage Trust and to make a donation, please click on the link above, "Our new home"


To support the Ben Trust in their work supporting people both within transport and logistics and more widely, please click on the link below.



Thank You.


The Company and its charities, the Worshipful Company of Carmen Benevolent Trust CIO (usually referred to as the Carmen’s Benevolent Trust) and the Worshipful Company of Carmen's St Dunstan Heritage Trust (usually known as the Carmen's Heritage Trust) work together…..

Carmen regard their charities and the Company itself as one and the same. The charities would not exist without the Company, while the Company would have no dedicated channel for helping those in need without the charities.

Appreciating the essential role of the Benevolent Trust’s help for others, Carmen make regular donations to it by standing order. Most agree to Gift Aid their contributions, increasing their value to the Trust by 25%. For higher-rate taxpayers there are also tax advantages to the donor.

Some Carmen also make generous bequests in their wills, or donate additional funds from time to time. Being a Liveryman or Freeman of the Company is worthwhile and fun – giving generously to its charity makes membership mean a lot more.

To supplement donations, the Trust also receives income on its investments.

 Where you come in…..


  • Please consider carefully whether you could make a regular payment if you don’t already do so. Some Carmen are able to make substantial donations, while others can only give just a few pounds a year. All are very welcome and help the Benevolent Trust help achieve its objects of providing support for transport, logistics and education. To set up a standing order, download the form here *, complete the standing order and (if you are able) the Gift Aid declaration and return them to the office.
  • Remember the Benevolent Trust in your will.
  • Organize a fund-raising event yourself for the Benevolent Trust.

Helping others is at the heart of the Company and enables the Benevolent Trust to ‘give a little where a little means a lot’.

Thank you for your support.


The Worshipful Company of Carmen Benevolent Trust CIO is a registered charity in England and Wales (No 1164687)


The Carman’s Heritage Trust is also a registered charity (No 1174950)

For details of how you can support the Carmen’s Heritage Trust develop the Old School,  please consider the Carmen’s 500 Legacy Appeal, and help to fill the virtual Loving Cup.

For details watch this site – where you will soon be able to click and collect information, view the Loving Cup, and choose from the Legacy Menu special ways of building the Old School, setting up learning options, and providing anything from chandeliers to chairs, display cases to hot desks, stained glass to cinescreen.

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