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h. Club Foundation

Launched in 2014 the h.Club Foundation inspires, nurtures and showcases the next generation of creative talent. Since then it has helped over 2000 young people to realise their potential within 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

Showcase

Discovering, developing and showcasing the future leaders of the UK creative industries.

Supporting and developing the next generation of emerging creatives by providing ambitious, young talent with grants, coaching and mentoring to help build momentum and achieve their full potential. 

 

PROGRAMME 2

Nurture

Creating  opportunities for disadvantaged young people to access training and employment through the creative industries.

Helping raise the aspirations of young people by providing access to practical skills training, work placements and employment opportunities across the creative industries.

 

PROGRAMME 3

Inspire

Inspiring the Club’s local community of young people to enjoy and experience the Arts. 

Providing immersive and experiential opportunities for young people to connect with and get involved in the creative industries.

 

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