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 and ill health 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:

75%

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.

The proportion of funds allocated:

15%

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

We regret that due to an unprecedented number of current applications, no further grant requests for Prevention and Relief of Human Suffering are being accepted.  Grants for this category will be made on an invitation only basis.  

Annual Reports and further information held by the Charity Commission can be accessed here.

The Brian Mercer Trust is committed to transparency and we work with 360Giving to publish information about our grants.  An overview of grants awarded since 2020 can be seen here.  More detailed information about our grants can be found both here and here.  This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. This data is freely accessible to anyone to be used and shared as they wish. The data must be attributed to the Brian Mercer Trust

Brian Mercer Trust is a registered charity, Charity Commission No. 1076925.
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Meet the Trustees
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Jane Clancy

 

Jane worked in management and administration for Marks and Spencer and the NHS before becoming a full time mother.  For the last 20 years she has worked in estate management.

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Ann Clitheroe

 

Ann’s varied experience includes being PA to Brian Mercer at Netlon/Tensar, running her own businesses in the retail and hospitality sectors and being treasurer for a local charity

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Roger Duckworth

(Chair)

Former Chief Executive of Netlon Ltd and Tensar International Ltd, Roger has extensive experience in trustee and non-executive roles in the charitable and public sectors

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John Merrill

 

John is a psychiatrist whose work included  clinical, academic and research roles.  Latterly he changed tack, gaining an MA from Manchester School  of Art

MEET THE TRUSTEES