£45,000 of grants awarded to small charities through Charter 600 – the Members’ Charity
Huracan Foundation

Complimenting Membership Philanthropy, Charter 600 – the Members Charity, welcomes participation and donation from Members, to support charitable causes selected by the Membership.

In 2022 our Members’ awarded three £15,000 grants to small charities in the UK.

Free to Be Kids

Free to Be Kids

Free to be Kids believe that all children deserve to experience joy and adventure within their childhood, whatever other difficulties they face. The grant was made towards its Easter 2023 Gateway Projects, which involved running three separate five-day nature focused residentials to provide respite and therapeutic support for 60 vulnerable children in London.

2. Huracan Foundation

Huracan Foundation

The Huracan Foundation aims to change worlds through the power of football. The grant supports educators around the world to use football in transforming educational outcomes for children and tackle social issues specific to local communities, such as gang culture, youth alcoholism, racial and gender-based violence.

“I was looking to get involved in small grassroots organisations that were making a real impact. Once I became a Trustee, I realised the impact winning a Charter 600 award could have. The application process was simple, and it didn’t distract Huracan from continuing its important work. Once granted the award, Huracan received the funds quickly, which has enabled the Foundation to fully fund a number of projects for 2023.  Francis Wathen, Member of The Mercers’ Company

3. WizeUp Financial Education

WizeUp Financial Education

The charity delivers financial education and employability workshops in secondary schools around England. The grant funded 20 workshops in London schools to help students’ financial literacy.

“I have been supporting WizeUp for three years by helping the charity find new funding opportunities. The Charter 600 Award has allowed WizeUp to run financial education sessions in 22 schools, working with c.3,800 students, delivering approximately 9,500 student hours of workshops and seminars. The charity is making a huge difference to young people by teaching them about financial and employability topics, giving students the vital knowledge they will need, ready for when they leave school. Fay Richards, Employee of the Mercers’ Company.