The Mercers’ Company is a livery company focused on being a philanthropic force for good
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Our Purpose

We invest in opportunities to create positive change so that everyone has the chance to lead a fulfilling life.


Approximately £10 million per annum funded to support c.180 charities to:

  • Improve people's lives
  • Strengthen organisations
  • Contribute to societal change

Funding organisations through our grantmaking programmes that advocate for disadvantaged people and communities in:

  • Greater London
  • Lincolnshire
  • Norfolk
  • Northeast of England  
Funding Programmes
Our programmes place people at their heart.
Church &

Funding Priorities: We fund community and faith-based organisations that: 

  • Build stronger communities (disadvantaged communities, support for refugees and homeless)
  • Deliver better outcomes for families and carers



Where we Fund: Greater London, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and the Northeast of England.


Older People &

Funding Priorities: We fund not for profit organisations that support older people faced with:

  • Loneliness
  • Poverty 








Where we Fund: London and Norfolk.


Young People &

Funding Priorities: Help young people achieve a good start in life, have strong mental health and feel supported through challenging transitions:

  • Early Years, Literacy and Transitions from Secondary School 
  • Young people's Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Associated Schools & Colleges/ School Leadership

Where we Fund: Greater London.

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Funding FAQs

Answers to some of the most common queries. 

Corporate Trustee

We are corporate trustee to nine charities.

Insights & Learning

View our grants data and research findings.