The Old Centralians' Trust forms the charitable arm of the City & Guilds College Association, the alumnus body for students and staff of the engineering school within Imperial College - formerly the City & Guilds Constituent College.

The trust fund was instituted in 1965, with a primary object of having funds available to assist any students of engineering within the City & Guilds College who fell into financial difficulty, through no fault of their own, at any time after commencing their studies.

The Trust Fund has benefited from several large bequests during its 45 year existence and consists of a General Fund and several other named funds, generating a combined annual income of around £60,000.

The various awards and grants administered by the Trust are traditionally available to students of the seven engineering departments of the former City & Guilds College, plus our newest department, the Dyson School of Design Engineering.

Some awards are also made available to students in Materials and Earth Science and Engineering.

In certain circumstances, the Trust may be able to make awards to younger members of the engineering staff within Faculty of Engineering departments - normally in support of a specific project or item of research.