Philanthropy
Church & Communities
Church and Communities
Church & Communites Programme
People thrive when communities thrive.
Where we fund

We will consider applications for funding in the areas where the Company has links through its patronage of Church Livings and other historic associations.

These areas are:

  • London
  • North East (County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Tees Valley)
  • Norfolk
  • Lincolnshire

We prefer to support organisations that are locally rooted and focused.

Funding opportunities
Stronger communities

We are looking for proposals that support:

  • Disadvantaged areas and communities that are coming together to address what is important to them; or
  • Community responses to supporting people who are refugees or homeless.
Better outcomes for families

We are looking for proposals that provide support for:

  • Families facing poverty or other challenges; or
  • Carers and their families.
Research and funding partnerships - homlessness

We are currently seeking evaluation partners to conduct an evaluation of the funding of homeless projects by the Mercers’ Charitable Foundation and the Charity of Sir Richard Whittington.   The funding has been granted as part of the Church & Communities programme, if you would like more information about this please contact grants@mercers.co.uk.  

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Guidelines
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Expression of interest
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Get in touch
If you have any further queries, contact a member of the Philanthropy Team.