The Worshipful Company of Marketors Unveils 2023 Charity Grants Program Winners

To inspire and enable smaller charities to run marketing campaigns in support of their cause.

London, 22nd January 2024 – The Worshipful Company of Marketors is pleased to announce the recipients of its esteemed annual Charity Grants program for the year 2023 The Marketors’ Charity Grants initiative aims to inspire and empower smaller charities in launching impactful marketing campaigns in support of their respective causes.

In the third year of this program, The Marketors’ Trust is proud to award a total of £30,000 in grants to six extremely deserving charities. The top grants of £10,000 each have been awarded to Harry’s Hat and Been There, while Papa’s Park, The Children’s Heart Federation, The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse Theatre, and The Society each receive £2,500.

Harry's HatsHarry's Hats a user-led registered charity, is dedicated to supporting children with hydrocephalus and their families across the UK. The £10,000 grant will bolster their 'Here when you need us' project, reinforcing core messaging to ensure families facing hydrocephalus know they are not alone.

Been ThereBeen There a mental health charity providing free 1-to-1 mentoring for adults dealing with body image issues from Mentors who have ‘been there’ too, continues its impactful work with a repeat grant in 2023. The Marketors’ Grant will help promote Been There and bring service users, volunteers, and donors into the community for longer-term support and advocacy,

Been TherePapa's Park managed by the Pulross Area Play Association, operates a community park in Brixton, South London, with a focus on improving residents' quality of life. The £2,500 grant will aid in overcoming challenges, increasing awareness, and rebuilding facilities to ensure the park's sustainable future.

Been ThereThe Children's Heart Federation the leading national charity supporting children with heart conditions, receives support from The Marketors Trust to develop an online dedication page. This initiative will create a shared safe space for loved ones to connect, share stories, and pay tribute to children who have lost their battles with heart conditions.

Been ThereThe Cecil Hepworth Playhouse Theatre for the Community (CHPTC) enriches the community through arts experiences, workshops, and educational opportunities. The grant will further support their efforts in promoting the health benefits of the arts and building community engagement.

Been ThereThe Trollope Society dedicated to the study and enjoyment of Anthony Trollope's works, operates the Big Read program. Facilitated through Zoom and supported by academic experts, the program engages Trollope enthusiasts in reading and discussing selected works, fostering a vibrant community of literary enthusiasts.

About the Marketors

The Worshipful Company of Marketors (‘The Marketors’) is a City livery company that promotes marketing as a force for economic and social good by encouraging excellence in its education and practice. Promoting the view that marketing is a strategic function of the board, the Company advocates that marketing benefits everyone and promotes the profession through pro bono work, a charitable programme and mentoring, educational awards and bursary programmes.

The Marketors holds traditional livery values and delivers them in a modern context by offering guidance in the form of research leadership and promoting discussion and debate between members, other livery companies, the wider marketing profession, government and the City.

Ranked 90th in order of precedence of livery companies, the Marketors was established in 1975 and become a livery company in 1977. Its membership is drawn from senior marketing professionals, marketing services experts and marketing academics.

The Marketors is one of the most active liveries for social and business events, offering its members a wide variety of both fellowship and give back opportunities. The livery supports the City of London and its mayoralty and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 2010.

About The Marketors’ Trust

The Marketors’ Trust is an independent charity (Reg no 272339), which has strong direct links with the Marketors’ Company. It is governed by a Board of Trustees and its charitable giving is directed towards supporting excellence in marketing education and professional development, marketing industry bodies, the Mayoralty and City of London and charitable initiatives generally, especially with a marketing focus.

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