MCC Foundation

Founded in 1993, the MCC Foundation is the charitable arm of Marylebone Cricket Club and was created with the aim of enhancing lives through cricket.

Enhancing Lives Through Cricket

The MCC Foundation was founded in 1993 as the charitable arm of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the owners of Lord’s Ground and guardians of the Laws and Spirit of Cricket.

In the UK

Since 2011 it has run a network of Hubs across the UK, providing free coaching and match-play to state-educated 11-15 year old boys and girls.

Only 1% of state-educated 11-18 year olds regularly play cricket. The Hubs aim to keep young people engaged in the game, improve their cricket ability, and boost their confidence both on and off the pitch.

In 2019 the Foundation funded 50 Hubs across the UK for 1,900 young cricketers:

- 96% of participants believe the Hub made them a better cricketer
- 73% of parents said their child’s overall personal confidence increased as a result of attending the Hub
- 87% of participants told us that attending the Hub increased their desire to keep playing cricket
- 19% went on to play representative cricket

In 2020, the Foundation will run 54 Hubs. It will open six new Hubs for boys and girls in Birmingham, Leicester, Bristol, Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, and three girls-only Hubs in  Northumberland, Durham and Cumbria.

It will aim to increase the percentage of girls in the system from 16% in 2019 to 30% in 2020

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MCC Foundation Hub

In Westminster

Lord’s is the only major sports venue in Westminster – a borough of London which houses both great wealth and extreme deprivation. Church Street ward, just down the road from Lord’s off Lisson Grove, is within the 10% most deprived wards in the UK, with a third of children needing free school meals.

MCC’s Community Development Department is active in Westminster, delivering cricket in all its state schools, and running programmes to reduce social isolation amongst the elderly, and helping the long-term unemployed back into work.

The Foundation aims to be an outstanding local charity in Westminster. Working alongside the Community Development Department, we have funded a new tournament – the MCC Foundation Westminster League – to introduce local state secondary school pupils to the game, with the aim of increasing young people’s enjoyment and desire to keep on playing cricket.

 

Overseas

MCC has a strong track record of making a positive difference abroad, in particular through its support of Afghan Connection and the Foundation for Goodness in post-tsunami Sri Lanka. In July 2019, the Club announced it would undertake a series of “Legacy Tours” to Nepal – sending teams for three consecutive years to help develop cricket in a country which now has ODI and International T20 status.

In order to maximise the impact of MCC’s work, MCCF will seek to raise funds and deliver programmes to help develop the game off the field and at the grass roots. Initially, we will fund a project in schools in Pokhara encompassing training up local teachers and coaches, delivering cricket and life skills lessons, running festivals and laying down wickets. We want to leave a long-term positive legacy in Nepal.

Below | Image Source: Kaushal Adhikari

 

How Can I Help?

The Foundation has benefitted from the generosity of individuals – both MCC Members and wider cricket fans – as well as trusts and corporates. 

More than half the Hubs are directly supported by individual sponsors, consortia, corporates or trusts. The rest, and the Foundation’s other work, is funded by MCC, and unrestricted donations through the Friends and Benefactors’ schemes.
MCC Volunteers
The Friends scheme enables people to donate between £25 and £400 p/a by direct debit. To join the Benefactors’ scheme we ask people for a five-year commitment ranging from £5,000 to £50,000 in return for money-can’t-buy experiences at Lord’s.

Alternatively, we are always delighted to receive one-off donations.


 

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Address

MCC Foundation
Lord's Ground
St John's Wood Road
London
NW8 8QN

Phone

020 7616 8529 

 

VAT number

319 1677 87

Charity Number

1019171

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