Apprentice Support Scheme

The Denis Parsons Foundation

The Worshipful Company of Smiths (Lichfield) is very supportive of apprentices who live and work in the Lichfield area. This is the area administered by Lichfield District Council.

The scheme is a sub-section of the Smiths and is known and administered as the Denis Parsons Foundation. Its aim is to help apprentices financially to buy tools to help them with their training. The Foundation at present makes grants up to £250.00 which are normally given to the apprentice or through an employer.

The selection committee is made up of four Freemen Smiths who meet regularly to look at applications for funding.

Cheques are presented to apprentices at the annual Smith’s Mayoral Court, at the Guildhall in February.

If you would like to apply, please fill in the Application form below or you can click here to download a pdf copy and email this to

We look forward to hearing from you.

Apprentice Support Application Form

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