City of London School for Girls is fortunate to have the support of a number of City Livery Companies. Trade and craft associations have flourished all over Europe for many centuries, but the City of London companies, now collectively known as the Livery, are unique in their survival, number and diversity. The social and economic conditions which gave birth to the original guilds have long since been overtaken by the development of industry and commerce, but the livery companies still flourish today as living institutions. Their survival has been achieved by doing what they have always done: fostering their trade in a wide context, serving the community, and embracing modern skills and professions.
These companies are an important part of our community at City, supporting a number of bursaries through their generous donations to our fundraising efforts as a result of which we are able to offer a number of girls a place at City, who otherwise would not be able to afford it.