NAJ supports two charities, our own Education Trust and the Federation's Benevolent Society. Members donate to these charities through a voluntary donation that is added to their subscription. Both charities support the future of the jewellery industry.

Educational Trust

The Educational Trust was set up in 1994 (then operating as the NAG) for the Association’s centenary celebrations. The trust exists to provide scholarships, awards and assistance towards training and work experience opportunities for persons in the jewellery industry. To qualify you need to be:

  • Employed in the jewellery industry
  • Working within the jewellery industry
  • Working within the Education Sector on programmes directly relevant to employees within the jewellery industries


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The Benevolent Society

The Benevolent Society is the charitable society of the British Allied Trades Federation (BATF).

The society financially assists individuals that have worked within the giftware, jewellery, surface engineering, travel goods and fashion accessories industries, as well as help individuals starting (or progressing) their career journey. Support arrives in the form of bursaries to help with studies and education.

Make a grant application

Make a bursary application