The Fletchers' Trust

The Worshipful Company of Fletchers has an impressive track record in charitable giving, especially in providing financial support to all levels of the disabled archery community.

 Our charity is The Fletchers' Trust, which is strongly supported by our membership.  Its main focus is supporting archers with disability, physical and mental, including those who are visually impaired. We award grants to newcomers to archery as well as to experienced and elite archers, and to clubs, and also contribute to the costs of competitions. We receive many wonderful letters of thanks from recipients testifying to the positive, sometimes transformational, psychological and physical benefits of taking up archery. You can read some of these stories on this website.

 Anyone wishing to apply to the Trust for assistance should contact our Honorary Almoner by downloading, completing and sending in a grant application form.

We are proud to have been able to assist members of the GB Paralympic archers in Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016. We have launched an appeal to raise special additional funding for Tokyo and Beyond, to support the GB Paralympic archers in their bid to achieve success in the 2020 games and beyond. If you feel you can support us in this endeavour please contact Michael de Styrcea.

 What does The Fletchers' Trust do? 

  • We help individuals to purchase equipment – bows, arrows etc – which has been recommended by their coach. 
  • We make grants for new club facilities and equipment.
  • We help with the costs of running events. In recent years we have been delighted to support tournaments for disabled archers at the Royal Toxophilite Ground; The British Wheelchair Archery Association’s Summer Championship at Stoke Mandeville; The British Blind (Archery) Society’s Winter tournament at Lilleshall, plus coaching sessions at Stoke Mandeville;The Blind Veterans Archery Section; Deer Park Inclusion Shoot
  • We support Archery Great Britain, which organises archery nationally and internationally, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games. We also support various initiatives by AGB – school support, UK inclusion programmes etc which are aimed at more grassroots archers. 

 Our support for Team GB Paralympic Archers

The support given to the Team GB Paralympic archery squad contributed to their record medal tally at the Rio 2016 games. For the Tokyo games, the Fletchers' Trust has provided  funds to help in the training and support for the Paralympic Archers over their four-year selection programme, as well as specialised classification help and provision of training equipment.  As part of the Tokyo programme we sponsor the annual Fletchers' Disability Championship, a highly inclusive event.  We are currently fundraising for Tokyo and Beyond, to support the Team GB Paralympic archers into the future.

Other charitable activity

Apart from archery, the Trust also supports such charities as Mudchute – a children’s sanctuary in the Isle of Dogs – and the Whitechapel Mission Hospital, and the links of the Worshipful Company of Fletchers with various military affiliations, cadet forces and schools. 

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