The principal aim of the Weavers’ Company is to uphold and enhance its traditions, its fellowship and its assets, allowing them to benefit the weaving and textile industry, the chosen objectives of the Company’s charities, and future generations of the Weavers’ Company.
In 2007 it was agreed that a small number of colleges offering textile-related degree courses should be identified as centres of excellence to which the Company’s grant giving would be directed. It is core group with membership regularly reviewed. The Company’s scholarships are restricted to students at these pre-selected centres of excellence.
The Company’s top scholarship is titled the Stuart Hollander Award and commemorates the life and work of Stuart Hollander CBE, a member of the Livery, who played a significant part in the UK textile industry. The Stuart Hollander Award for 2021 was awarded to Emma Herst from the University of Huddersfield.