The Armourers & Brasiers' Company is now one of the leading charities in the UK supporting metallurgy and materials science, the modern discipline most closely aligned with the Company's ancient trade of working with metal. Grants are made from the Armourers & Brasiers Gauntlet Trust, on the advice of the Company's Materials Science Committee.

Encouraging early interest in science
The Company gives financial support to schools to nurture achievement, enthusiasm and interest in science among primary and secondary schools students.  More information about our grants for science equipment and projects in primary and secondary schools is given below:
We also work with partners to enhance the resources available to teachers to deliver the schools science curriculum.  Fore example, at the Royal Armouries' Fort Nelson at Portsdown Hill near Portsmouth, workshops for students in KS1, KS2 and KS3 combine the Armourers and Brasiers' historic interest in armour and weaponry with the modern disciplines of materials science and scientific inquiry.

Introducing Materials Science to School Teachers and Students
We work with  in partnership with universities, the leading scientific institutions and our industrial partners - AWE, Rolls Royce,Tata Steel, TWI, Morgan Advanced Materials and Materials Processing Institute - to ensure that support for materials science components of the school science curriculum is readily available to teachers and students.The Company supports school students to gain knowledge and awareness of Materials Science as an academic discipline for further study, and as a career path in industry. 
Activities include: