The Mercer Family Charitable Foundation was set up in 2018 to support local and national issues, focusing on education, healthcare and community.

The Mercer Family Charitable Foundation supports activities and initiatives run by organisations – including charities and community groups – that deliver benefit in one or more of the following qualifying categories:

Education: support of educational opportunities particularly in the field of food, farming and agriculture.
Healthcare: benefit of health and relief of sickness or suffering particularly in respect of children and adults suffering from incurable illnesses.
Community: support for community facilities in Staffordshire (e.g. community spaces and activities) with the aim of improving the lives of local people with particular need due to age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.
Over the years there have been many charity organisations that have been supported by the Mercer Family Charitable Foundation, including:

Ronald McDonald House Birmingham
Burton and District Mind
Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
Derbyshire Blood Bikes
And many many more.

  • Applicants for funding will be asked to specify clearly as part of the application process which of the above categories apply to them in order to receive the trustees’ consideration. It must be noted that consideration by the trustees’ does not guarantee provision of grant funding.

    In awarding grants, the trustees will consider requests from any geographical area within the United Kingdom. The trustees are agreeable to working in partnership with other grant making bodies where funding for a project is beyond the scope of any single organisation.

  • To apply for funding, applications should be made by email to include:

    An overview of the charity or organisation making the request including a summary of how the grant will advance one or more of the charity’s priorities for funding as per the above categories
    Full details of the amount of funding being applied for
    Confirmation of any other funding matched or otherwise that has been applied for or confirmed
    An approximate timeframe within which the funding is required
    Details of how the grant will be used and managed
    The applicant’s full contact details.
    Applications should be submitted to:

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