top of page

WELCOME

The Brian Mercer Trust (formerly the Brian Mercer Charitable Trust) awards grants within three specific areas.

OUR GIVING AREAS

PREVENTION AND RELIEF
OF HUMAN SUFFERING

To fund interventions directed towards reducing suffering caused by poverty, ill health or the climate change, whether in the UK or overseas. Such interventions must be of proven best-value or demonstrate the potential to become so.

The proportion of funds allocated:

80%

ART IN THE
NORTH WEST

OF ENGLAND

To encourage and support the development of emerging artistic talent (working 

broadly in the field of visual arts)

especially within the North West of the UK.

The proportion of funds allocated:

10%

CAUSES LOCAL TO BLACKBURN, LANCASHIRE

To provide funding for well-designed, evidence-based interventions benefiting those living in the area of Blackburn, Lancashire and which are delivered by those living locally.

The proportion of funds allocated:

10%

The total value of all grants awarded annually is approximately £1,000,000. 

Application for grants in each category is by invitation only.

The Brian Mercer Trust is a signatory to the Funder Commitment on Climate Change.  Our commitment to such can be found here

Brian Mercer Trust is a registered charity,Charity Commission No 1076925.  Annual reports and further information held by the Charity Commission can be accessed here.

bottom of page