The Thomas Howell’s Education Fund for North Wales


Founded over 600 years ago, the Drapers’ Company is incorporated by Royal Charter and is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies in the City of London.

Building on its centuries-long tradition of benevolence, the Drapers’ Company today actively supports carefully selected charitable causes. Much of our work concentrates on enabling young people to pursue educational qualifications, rise above social exclusion, and reach their full potential.

The Thomas Howell’s Education Fund for North Wales has its origins in the last Will and Testament of Thomas Howell, who died around 1539.  The original bequest provided for orphan girls.  This was extended to include the establishment, maintenance and benefit of girls’ schools in Wales including Howell’s School, Denbigh.

The object of The Thomas Howell’s Education Fund for North Wales is to promote the education of young people under the age of 25 who are resident in or undergoing education in North Wales which is defined as the six Districts of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.
The Charity supports a broad range of educational initiatives in North Wales by the award of grants to institutions and organisations.  It aims to increase student inclusiveness across primary, secondary, further and higher education, particularly in areas of high deprivation.
A Grant Making Panel which includes people from North Wales with relevant expertise and experience meets three times a year to review and assess grant applications.
Full details on what grants are available, and guidelines on how to apply, can be found here.