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Kennedy Street Receives Vital Funding Boost

It’s been a long and challenging year for us all but we are entering the New Year with new hope and goals for Kennedy Street, all of which we are one step closer to since receiving a welcome donation from The Mercers’ Company.

The Mercers’ Company are corporate trustees of the Charter 600 Charity from which they have generously donated a sum of £25,000 to help Kennedy Street reach even more people impacted by addiction. 

The £25,000 grant will be used to support our Recovery Connects helpline, a vital, free, peer-led service which helps anyone affected by addiction make positive steps towards their recovery. 

The funding will go towards our Recover Connects Helpline

Kennedy Street Receives Vital Funding

The Mercers’ Company, under its Members’ Philanthropy initiative, has also made a donation of £2,500 to the Foundation in recognition of its Member James Lane’s volunteering time with the organisation.

James Lane is a Sussex-based advertising film and video producer and has brought both his creative strategy as well as technical experience to help develop Kennedy Street’s online presence.

Kennedy Street’s Co-Founder Clare Kennedy welcomed the donation


The Mercers’ Company

The Mercers’ Company is a livery company focussed on philanthropic good. The company has its origins in the trade guilds of the 12th century. Trade guilds, which would later become livery companies, formed in London during the 12th Century. Men and women, working in the same crafts or trades began to join together in informal associations.  

They originally functioned as social, religious and benevolent organisations looking after Members and their families who fell on hard times through no fault of their own. Members and others made donations and bequests to the livery companies for charitable purposes.

Today, there are 110 livery companies in the City of London