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h. Club Foundation

The h. Club Foundation exists to provide a gateway to education and employment in the Arts for young people who would not normally have the chance to access these sectors. We provide opportunities for young people to access, explore, and excel in the creative industries. 

Thanks to all our supporters for their generous donations, 100% of which go to supporting the Foundation's work, illustrated in this short film. To donate please text CLUB24 and the amount to 70070 or please click here.

PROGRAMME 1

Emerging Creatives Programme

Programme Aim

The Emerging Creatives programme supports London based creatives working in one of the following categories: Film, Art & Design, Theatre & Performance, Fashion, Music, Publishing & Writing, Games & Digital and Creative Entrepreneurs, who are in the early stages of their career.

As part of the programme, the Creatives receive a range of support including a bursary 1 year membership to the Club, access to its facilities, professional coaching, mentoring and development masterclasses, grants to create original work, and opportunities to highlight their work and expand their networks.

PROGRAMME 2

Local Youth Programme

Programme Aim

The Foundation’s Local London Youth programme partners with specialized charities that use the creative arts to develop the talents, interests, and skills of young people across the city to help get them back into education or employment.

PROGRAMME 3

Access to Club Facilities

Programme Aim

Each year, six charities or social enterprises that support or compliment the Foundation’s overarching objectives will receive pro-bono access to The Hospital Club’s facilities to help to promote/progress their work.

 

Applications for this year have now closed and the Foundation’s new charity partners have been selected. Applications for the 2017/2018 Programme will open in March 2017.

Background

Background

The goals of the h. Club Foundation are achieved through three core programmes:

1. LOCAL YOUTH PROGRAMME: Working in collaboration with partners and h. Club members, the Foundation delivers a range of projects aimed at helping young people tap into and unlock their potential. The projects, which include mentoring, education, and training, aim to up-skill beneficiaries, and provide access to employment opportunities across the arts.

2. EMERGING CREATIVES PROGRAMME: The Foundation supports and nurtures talented young creatives by providing them with the skills they need to meaningfully progress their career long-term. The support provided by the Emerging Creatives Programme includes financial grants to create original work, professional coaching, mentoring and specialist industry expertise. The aim is to develop and inspire the next generation of creative industry leaders in the UK.

3. PRO BONO ACCESS TO CLUB FACILITIES: Working in partnership with the h. Club, the Foundation provides like-minded charities with pro bono access to the Club’s extensive facilities and resources.

Funding commitment: 100% of all donations go directly to supporting the Foundation’s work 

Who benefits?
The Local Youth Programme is geared towards young people living in London aged 18-25, with a focus on improving access for under-represented groups within the creative industries.  London-based creatives between the ages of 18 and 35 are eligible for the Emerging Creatives Programme. Charities and social enterprises with a focus on working with young people are eligible to apply for Pro Bono Access to h.Club facilities.

Registered Charity Number 1155098

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Partners

The h Club Foundation actively works with The Hospital Club’s members and network to deliver and support all three of our programmes. We would like to thank the members of The Hospital Club and our partners for supporting the h.Club Foundation and making it possible for it to deliver its work. We are incredibly grateful to:


  • Vital Regeneration

  • The MSFF

  • Paul G Allen Family Foundation

  • LY: London

  • IG Advisors

  • h Club

  • Trustees

  • Sue Walter

    Sue is the CEO of the exclusive London venue The Hospital Club. She has a strong and diverse background in business leadership spanning over twenty years in complex organisations, including private, not-for-profit, start-up and private equity ventures.

    She has spent the last 20 years operating at board level, influencing and driving business strategy in various organisations including: The Metropolitan Police Service, The Royal Opera House, Universal Music, Creative & Cultural Skills and private equity backed TSL Education Ltd where she led the development and launch of an award winning business. Sue also has extensive experience of charitable structure and set up, having been a member of the Board of Trustees for Breast Cancer Care for the last eight years.

     

  • Simon Prytherch

    Simon is a consultant, initiating and producing collaborative ventures for luxury brands, travel, retail, start-ups, artists/designers, media, and sponsors. He devises and implements strategic creative partnerships for curating, designing, reimagining and implementing elements at all levels, including online content, events, limited editions and special product development, CSR, experiential marketing, sponsorship, PR and branding.

    Following years of agency experience in marketing, he has worked in sectors including the Music Industry, Visual Arts, and Artist Management directing press, sponsorship and events.  A diversion into the charity sector was initiated by a part-time secondment, but turned into a role as Fundraising Director at the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the UK’s foremost independent AIDS fundraiser, lasting over twenty years.

    He has also held Trustee roles with other non-profit organisations, including the Romanian Angel Appeal.

    With interests in both creative collaboration and effective fundraising/events, he is proud to be a small part of the h.Club foundation team that nurtures the young and creative through its three programmes.

  • Michael Berg

    Michael Berg is a dynamic, ambitious, well liked and successful leader. A confident negotiator with solid business planning skills, Michael spent ten years as a talent agent. He represented actors, writers, directors and composers in all aspects of theatre, film and television, both here in the UK and in America, Canada and Australia.

    As Creative Director of The Hospital Club his role brings together his wealth of experience in the hospitality, leisure, retail and luxury industries.

    Michael is active in urban regeneration projects. Having served for two years on the Shoreditch Conservation Planning Committee for Hackney Council, he is Director of Shoreditch Town Hall. He is currently working with the new CEO to regenerate and transform the building into a performance and media space with restaurant facilities. Michael was previously a Trustee for The Terrance Higgins Trust.

  • Carlos Miranda

    Carlos is the Founder and CEO of I.G. Advisors, a strategy and management consultancy working in the social impact space. Since launching I.G. in 2011, Carlos has advised a wide variety of charities, social enterprises, individuals, companies, and foundations on their social impact and growth strategies, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Guardian, and the Social Investment Business.

    Carlos is also the Founder of Social Misfits Media, I.G.'s sister company. Social Misfits Media works with charities and social enterprises to use technology and social media to better interact with those critical to their success. Social Misfits provides strategy advisory services and workshops, and has published two widely used guides to social media.

    Carlos started his career as a major gifts fundraiser at the New York Public Library. Carlos holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from New York University. He is fluent in Spanish and father to very rambunctious twins.

  • Mentors & Coaches

  • Nick Allen

    Nick is an experienced coach who is deeply grounded in a respectful, concerned and responsible value system. He is naturally pragmatic, organised and has a strong commercial orientation.
     
    As both a facilitator and coach he is a relaxed host and able to quickly put people at ease. He is often described as active, imaginative and friendly. His clients tell him he is able to sensitively challenge their assumptions and current thinking without offending them.
     
    Based in London, he has supported start-ups, young creatives and business people from a variety of industries.  Nick has been involved with several start-ups including a virtual reality business, a coffee machine manufacturer, an environmental consultancy and a high-end adult toys business.
     
    He first graduated in Environmental Sciences and completed his MSc in Canada.  He has undertaken post-graduate studies in organizational behaviour and executive coaching. Away from work, Nick is a long distance swimmer; an outdoors type constantly on the go.

  • Matthias Gruendler

    Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Curious Leaders

    Matthias has been a coach in residence for The Hospital Club’s Emerging Creatives programmes since 2011. As Team Leader, Partner and Board Member in the branding industry Matthias ran global customer relationship and innovation initiatives for multiple blue chip clients.  Today he designs and facilitates cultural transformation programmes that encourage resilience and minimise the pain of disruptive change in the corporate space.  His skill as an artist allows him to re-frame complex business concepts into simple pictures that people can understand and relate to.   Matthias is a faculty member of the Telefónica Group’s corporate university and is a Non-Executive Director for EastsidePrimetimers. He is a co-founder of the coaching consultancy Curious Leaders which specializes in strategic identity management.

    www.curiousleaders.com

     

  • Margaret O’Keeffe

    Co-Founder, CEO, Curious Leaders

    Margaret has been coaching and mentoring on behalf of The Hospital Club’s philanthropic initiatives for the past five years.  She is passionate about supporting people in aligning personal identity with business purpose.  Much of her international career was about exploring what makes people tick and this remains true today in her roles as business coach, mentor, facilitator and advisor.


    Margaret has held multiple positions in the global branding industry ranging from Managing Director (Mexico City and Los Angeles) at Ogilvy One to European Director, Strategic Services across 38 markets at FCB Worldwide. After working for many years in the external communications space she realised that companies need to put as much energy into their people and internal relationships as they do a product or service.  In 2005 she co-founded Curious Leaders to provide joined up thinking across Leadership Development, Brand Culture and Business Capability.

    www.curiousleaders.com

  • Art Fund

    Art Fund helps museums and galleries to buy and show great works of art for everyone to enjoy.  including campaigning on behalf of museums and their visitors to ensure important works of art remain on public display for future generations.

    D&AD

    D&AD exists to stimulate, enable and award creative excellence in design and advertising. As a non-profit, all of D&AD's surpluses go straight into programmes such as New Blood that inspire the next generation of creative talent.

    Old Vic New Voices

    Old Vic New Voices is the Old Vic’s Education, Community and Emerging Talent programme, which aims to nurture talent, inspire young people and open up The Old Vic to new and diverse audiences, working with around 8,000 people each year.

    Protégé

    Protégé is a national initiative, in which young people who are excluded from mainstream education work with artists and creative experts to design their own education. They work  in partnership with cultural organizations, the third sector, media agencies and broadcasters committed to social and educational innovation.

    Riders for Health

    Riders for Health is an innovative international social enterprise who manage and maintain vehicles for health-focused partners in sub-Saharan Africa.  Their mission is to make the ‘last mile’ the most important mile in health care delivery: creating, showing and sharing the solutions for achieving truly equitable health care.

    Royal Shakespeare Company

    Royal Shakespeare Company’s job is to connect and help others connect with Shakespeare and produce bold, ambitious work with living writers, actors and artists. They also work with teachers to inspire a life-long love of Shakespeare in young people and run events for everyone to explore and participate in their work.

    Wembley To Soweto Foundation

    The Wembley to Soweto Foundation was founded by David Westhead, in collaboration with Kweku Mandela (Nelson Mandela's grandson) international photographer John Cole and communications specialist Susan Morton. It provides on-the-job photographic training, mentoring and work experience to disadvantaged young people from the UK and abroad to enable them to make a positive contribution to the society in which they live and, through sharing their photographic work, raise public awareness of the issues and experiences they encounter.

    The Foundation forms collaborative partnerships with respected artistic, sporting and public institutions to create a broad range of vocational experiences for the students while exhibitions and presentations in schools ensure the wider community can learn about the lives and experiences of the young people we teach.

    The project has received international media coverage and is endorsed by politicians, footballers from the Premier League and many celebrities - including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tamsin Greig, Emily Watson, Hugh Bonneville, Idris Elba, Alan Rickman, Janet Suzman, Celia Imrie and Richard E Grant.