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. 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 2020 was awarded to Jonathan MacKinnon from the Glasgow School of Art, pictured here working at his loom.