Supporting the communities where we work
We believe that companies have a responsibility to support the communities that they work in.
To enhance the company's commitment to give back to local people, the Mace Foundation was launched in 2012. Each year we give 1% of our pre-tax profits to our communities.
Since its formation, the charity has been driving forward our ambition to make a real and sustainable difference to the lives of people – generating opportunities for us to support disadvantaged individuals and enhance communities.
Who we support
The very nature of the construction industry means that investing in the future is something that we are passionate about.
We have supported hundreds of causes since 2012 and have worked with several charities to support the next generation to improve their lives.
Charity of the Year
In 2016, the Foundation launched a 'Charity of the Year' programme. Mace employees were given the opportunity to vote for a worthy cause that means the most to them and chose the national mental health charity, Mind. After making an initial donation of £25,000 we raised £10,000 through a social media campaign (#happymonday), a further £6,000 through a 'retail challenge' and will be running a number of volunteering and fundraising events for our people to get involved in. In total, we expect to raise £50,000 for Mind in 2016.
In 2017, Mace employees have chosen Alzheimer’s Research UK. The Mace Foundation will donate £25,000 to kick start the partnership and this will fund a project which will educate and inform hard-to-reach communities about dementia and create tailored information guides in native languages. During the course of 2017, Mace employees are aiming to generate the equivalent of over 750,000 hours of lab-based research to help scientists understand in detail how our brains navigate space to find better diagnoses, preventions and treatments for dementia.
How we support
- Donating: The Foundation has donated £1.6m to over 200 charities and worthy causes since it was set up.
- Match funding: Our employees can apply for the Foundation to match the money they have raised for a charity of their choice. In 2016 the Foundation donated £130,000 through match funding.
- Events: We support a number of events organised by our four strategic partners each year. We also host an annual Burns Night that raises significant funds for many charities; this year we raised £88,000.
Our people are instrumental in carrying out the charity’s mission of 'giving back'. We actively encourage them to support the Foundation through:
- Volunteering: Our people are encouraged to dedicate one day each year to carry out volunteering activities of their choice or support one of our strategic partners. In 2016, 18,440 hours were spent volunteering by dedicated Mace people giving back to communities around the world and over £588,000 worth of pro bono work was provided to charities and not-for-profit organisations
- Payroll Giving: All our employees are encouraged to regularly donate to a charity through their salary and they give generously to worthy causes each month.
Jo DrummondHead of Partnerships and FundraisingEmail
“It's a great pleasure to work with the Foundation to support some great causes and to draw on the enthusiasm and expertise of our Mace colleagues to make meaningful and often transformational impacts on communities and people.”
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The charity aims to inspire and enable young people to develop career opportunities in the construction industry, with a priority focus on young people facing significant barriers to employment.
Together we will be raising awareness, providing hands-on training, connecting young people with employers and offering one-to-one employability support to help young people progress into work.
The charity works to end youth homelessness in the UK.
LandAid tackles the root causes of youth homelessness, protects young people on the streets, provides accommodation and support for those who have been homeless and gives a platform to young people to be heard.
The Foundation’s annual donation will fund projects that will provide safe housing for vulnerable young people so they have a safe space to reach their potential.
The charity provides information, advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Funds donated by the Foundation will help support new local Mind projects rooted in local communities across the UK to provide life-changing, in-depth support.
The charity pledges to 'offer more than just a bed'.
For over 80 years YHA have delivered life changing adventures that create memories which last a lifetime. Every year it delivers positive powerful outcomes for over 700,000 young people with challenging histories.
The Foundation will support disadvantaged children, including those who have experienced homelessness or mental health issues, to have an educational adventure of a life time; learning practical skills at inspirational locations through their residential Breaks for Kids Programme.
The Mace Foundation receives a high number of unsolicited requests for funding. Unfortunately we are unable to consider them or respond to them.
Mace Foundation - UK registered charity number: 1150134
“Mace is, by far, one of the most exuberant and positive companies I’ve ever come across. Absolutely everyone, from the Board to the graduates and even Mace’s clients are just wonderful. Either they recruit really lovely people or they put them through the lovely mill in their first few weeks.”
“Working with the Mace Foundation gives us the opportunity to work with energetic people who we wouldn’t usually come into contact with. There are potentially thousands of people who are now aware of our work who may never have heard of us before.”