The Livery movement’s support for education and promotion of professionalism has deep historic roots. Many of the old Companies have their own schools and have played – and still do play – a key role in setting and maintaining high standards within the crafts and professions they are drawn from.
As a modern company, the WCI has ensured it follows these traditions: education has been part of the core mission of the WCI’s philanthropic work from its foundation. This has involved supporting schools and organisations working in the deprived London Boroughs and promoting quality and professionalism in the insurance sector. The WCI has enjoyed long-term partnerships with the Chartered Insurance Institute and The Brokerage, among others.
The Charitable Trust has a special Education Fund primarily dedicated to assisting those who wish to advance in the insurance industry. The Fund currently supports the following organisations, scholarships and other projects: