Licensed Trade Charity
The Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) is a registered charity in the United Kingdom that cares for people working in, or retired from, the licensed drink trade and their dependents.
It is constituted as a registered charity under English law, and its headquarters are in Ascot, Berkshire.
It was founded by a Royal Charter of 3 May 1836 as the Society of Licensed Victuallers and adopted the working name Licensed Trade Charity in 2004 following a merger with the Licensed Victuallers National Homes charity.
Amongst the activities of the charity are the provision of financial assistance, convalescence care and retirement housing. It is a shareholder in the publisher of the Morning Advertiser, the journal of the licensed trade.
The Licensed Trade Charity operates three schools which are also open to the general public: Licensed Victuallers' School near Ascot, Berkshire, an independent all-ability school for students from 4-18, as well as LVS Hassocks and LVS Oxford, both specialist schools for young people with learning difficulties.