The Mace Foundation has selected four new charity partners for its funding and support efforts to 2020: The Construction Youth Trust, LandAid, Mind and Youth Hostel Association. The charities underlie the firm's commitment to supporting the communities across the UK in which the firm is involved with broad support.
The Mace Foundation was founded in 2012 and offers 1% of the firm’s pre-tax profits to community projects across the UK in which the consulting firm is active. Since its founding, the charity has supported more than 200 projects across the UK, and donated around £1.6 million. In the most recent financial year the firm donated £380,000 to charities, across various segments, including youth homelessness, humanitarian training around the world and to ‘breaking down barriers to education and employment in the construction industry’. In addition, the firm’s employees raised £66,000between them to support Mind, a UK mental health focused charity, which was chosen to be the firm’s Charity of the Year.
The firm recently announced that it has, in line with the Foundation’s 2020 goals, selected four new strategic charities that allow it to serve the community in the areas of education, employment and health and wellbeing. For the coming three years the firm has selected four charities on which it will focus its charitable endeavours:
The Construction Youth Trust, a charity focused on educating, training and inspiring young people to build a better future in the construction industry. The professional services firm will support the charity by providing participants with hands-on training, networking opportunities, and one-to-one employability support to help young people into employment.
LandAid is a charity focused on ending youth homelessness across the UK, by investment in capital projects to create housing for the homeless (70% of funding) as well as supporting support staff (30%). The Foundation will donate to the project to support it in its projects efforts.
Mind offers a range of services to support and empower people with mental health issues across the UK, including information, advice and support. The Foundation will continue to support the charity for the coming three years, focused on holistic support projects rooted in local communities.
The Youth Hostel Association is a charity focused on supporting young people with a ‘challenging history’, from homelessness to mental health issues, with an adventure that includes transfer of range of practical skills – and a bed. The Foundation will support children undertake the programmes offered by the charity.
Regarding the commitment to the four charities, Mark Reynolds, Mace’s CEO and Mace Foundation Chairman remarks that he is “very pleased” to announce the firm’s new charity partners; Construction Youth Trust, LandAid, Mind and Youth Hostel Association. He adds, “We have identified and will be supporting numerous programmes with our charity partners where we can effectively give back to people and invest in long-term support for wider parts of our communities.”