Our History

The Licensed Trade Charity was founded over 200 years ago, in Fleet Street, by people from the trade and is devoted to looking after people from the licensed drinks trade, providing support when you need it. We help around 7000 people each year and are proud to have helped hundreds of thousands in our 200 years.

Throughout our history, the charity has been both innovative and responsive to changing needs and in seeking opportunities to sustain its work. Our development of three successful schools not only provides extraordinary outcomes for the young people that benefit from our educational approach, but also provides an income to sustain our charitable support into the future.

We are honest with how we can help people, and we take pride in the progress we make both across our schools and in being at the heart of the pub community that is so valuable in today’s society.

To read a full timeline of our 226 year history, please click here.