Ministry of Stories awarded National Portfolio Organisation status
November 8, 2022 | News
Helping even more young people to tell their story.
It’s thanks to the generous support from trusts & foundations that we are able to transform the lives of young people – crucially, by keeping our projects, such as our long-running community writing labs, completely free to participate in.
Your support will make a lasting impact on the aspirations, wellbeing and imagination of young people across the East End.
If you represent a charitable trust, foundation or corporate charity and would like to find out more about how you can help make a difference, please feel free to get in touch.
“Ministry of Stories fits our brief in so many ways, and we are honoured to support you and the incredible work you do.”Eleanor Anstruther, trustee of the Fagus Anstruther Memorial Trust
“We are delighted to be supporting children in Tower Hamlets to exercise their imaginations and write for pleasure.”Mr Simon Wathen, Chairman of the Young People & Education programme, the Mercers’ Company (Corporate Trustee to the Charity of Sir Richard Whittington).
The Trust was set up in memory of Tom ap Rhys Pryce by his family, friends, fiancé and colleagues at Linklaters LLP. It exists to help tackle the root causes of violent street crime in London by helping disadvantaged young people see the potential value of their own lives and therefore the lives of others too.
Since 2016, the Trust has made an annual donation to Ministry of Stories’ Community Writing Labs; ensuring thousands of young writers can find their voice and write brighter futures for themselves.
The late Sir Ian Anstruther founded this Trust in memory of his brother, Fagus Anstruther, who sadly passed away aged 15 after suffering life changing injuries from an accident as a young child. Like Ministry of Stories, the Trust believes in the power of writing and creativity to change the lives of young people facing disadvantage.
The Trust has been a supporter of Ministry of Stories since 2013; making an unrestricted donation every year that can be used to support our young writers wherever the need is greatest.
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington is a charity associated with the Mercers’ Company; a livery company with a 700 year history of philanthropy and charitable giving that is committed to creating a positive change in some of the most disadvantaged communities.
In 2020 Ministry of Stories began a 3 year partnership with the Mercers’ Company. Together we co-created Writing Brighter Futures, an ambitious new programme for a consortium of schools in Tower Hamlets that will reimagine how we support schools, teaching staff and their students.
Please feel encouraged to read our most recent published Trustees’ Report and Financial Statements for the year ending 31 March 2021. We’re very proud of what we have achieved during a really challenging time!
Please email Jamie, our Development Manager, to find out more about what we offer and how we work in partnership with our Trusts and Foundations.
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