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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.

Transforming 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.

 

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We are delighted to be taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020. Donations made through our Big Give campaign between 1st - 8th December can be doubled! Keep an eye out for the campaign launch, and get ready to transform lives this Christmas. You can learn more about the vital projects we are raising funds for by visiting our campaign page.

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Transforming Lives in the UK

Within the UK, our mission is to open up access to the talent pathways, so that every young cricketer has the opportunity to reach their full potential in the game, regardless of race, gender, or economic circumstance.

We run a network of cricket Hubs that provide free-to-access training and match play to 2,500 state-educated young cricketers at over 60 sites across the UK. The Hubs focus on talent: helping promising youngsters who have been engaged through mass participation activities or non-traditional formats to join cricket clubs, develop their hard-ball skills, and access the formal talent pathways.

The Hubs also have a transformational impact off the cricket pitch, helping participants to feel happier and more confident, and improving their focus and performance at school.
 

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Transforming Lives Overseas

Overseas, we are working to provide life-changing opportunities through cricket and to open up access to the game. We will harness the transformative power of cricket and the MCC brand to encourage personal development and positive social change, and to promote strong and cohesive communities.
Our current focus overseas is Nepal – a country with great passion for the game, but lacking investment and infrastructure.

In November 2019 we launched “Breaking Boundaries”, a project run in partnership with UK-based Nepali charity, Kidasha, and MCC’s Legacy Tours programme. The project aims to provide cricketing opportunities to boys and girls in Pokhara - Nepal's second largest city. The children we are working with are from some of the most disadvantaged slum communities in the city and lack access to sport and recreation; cricket gives them a rare opportunity to play and escape their daily struggles, whilst also improving physical and mental well-being.

To date we have provided kit to 15 state-schools in Pokhara, up-skilled 18 local teachers and coaches to deliver cricket, provided coaching to over 500 local boys and girls, and built 5 nets. Delivery paused in March following the closure of schools across Nepal in response to COVID-19. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will resume coaching in 15 schools across Pokhara, and launch a league competition between the schools.

Transforming Lives in our Local Community

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, is within the 10% most deprived wards in the UK, with a third of children needing free school meals.

The Foundation works closely with MCC’s Community Development Department to identify and fund projects that will enhance the lives of those living in the communities local to Lord’s.

Our usual cricket programmes were suspended this year due to COVID-19, but we were determined to find ways to support our local community. Working closely with Westminster City Council and social enterprise, Unity Works, we helped fund a vital project to feed Westminster’s most vulnerable residents during the height of lockdown.

It was inspiring to see how generously our supporters responded to this campaign; over £81,000 was donated and this provided 27,000 meals to those most in need of our support.

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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