From 2019, Keith Prowse will be the exclusive, official provider of hospitality at The Championships, Wimbledon. As part of this enhanced partnership, for every hospitality package sold, Keith Prowse will give £5 to the Wimbledon Foundation.
The Wimbledon Foundation is the charity of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships. Established in 2013, the Foundation aims to use the resources and heritage of Wimbledon to help improve people’s lives, particularly in the local area and increasingly on a global scale. Here are some examples of how the Wimbledon Foundation has contributed to charities locally, nationally and internationally in the past year.
The Foundation makes a significant contribution to meeting social needs in the local community of Merton and Wandsworth through structured grant programmes and in-kind support. Since 2013, the Wimbledon Foundation has donated more than £1.35 million to over 130 local projects. The Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative (WJTI) visits two state primary schools in Merton and Wandsworth each week introducing 14,000 children a year to tennis, while 300 children attend free coaching during the week.
The Ticket Resale scheme at The Championships supports national causes including military and emergency service benevolent funds in recognition of the role their personnel play at The Championships. The Road to Wimbledon is the UK’s largest junior tournament with 7,000 under 14s from 750 parks, clubs and schools competing to play at the National Finals held at Wimbledon in August. The Foundation’s Learning team deliver curriculum-based workshops and tours to more than 8,000 students aged between 5 and 21-years each year, in partnership with the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.
The Wimbledon Foundation supports Magic Bus, a leading sport-for-development charity in India which uses sport to teach children in marginalised communities in Delhi about the importance of education, hygiene and gender equality in creating a sustainable future out of poverty. In March 2018, the Foundation announced a three-year partnership with WaterAid which will help transform lives in some of the world’s poorest communities through access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.
The numbers behind the Wimbledon Foundation ⬇️