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.

Our Focus

Relieving disadvantage in London, the East and North East of England.

Our Principles
  • Making the most of our longevity and independence. 
  • Building strong relationships and partnership. 
  • Making decisions based on evidence and with clarity of purpose. 
Funding Programmes
Our programmes place people at their heart.
Church &

Funding Priorities: We fund churches, other secular and community based organisations:

  • Build Stronger Communities
  • Deliver Better Outcomes for Families and Carers

Where we Fund: London, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Tees Valley, Norfolk and Lincolnshire.

Older People &

Funding Priorities: We fund not for profit community led organisations that:

  • Combat Loneliness in Older People
  • Combat Poverty Faced by Older People

Where we Fund: London and Norfolk.

Young People &

Funding Priorities: We support selected organisations and our Associated Schools and Colleges. Our particular strands of works are:

  • Special Initiatives - Early Years, Literacy and Transitions
  • School Leadership
  • Young people's Mental Health and Wellbeing

Where we Fund: London.


Other areas you may be interested in
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.