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. We will work alongside the Community Development Team, looking at how we can use Lord’s to upskill, employ and inspire more local people to get active and economically self-sufficient.