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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.



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. 




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.




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.



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:

  • The MSFF

  • Paul G Allen Family Foundation

  • LY: London

  • IG Advisors

  • Trustees

  • Tom Harvey

    Tom is a creative entrepreneur, producer and writer, with three decades of experience in film, television, interactive media and theatre.  Both in the commercial world and working closely with the public sector.

    Tom is a past BAFTA winner and was awarded an MBE for services to the creative industries in 2012.

    Tom is a Clore Leadership Fellow and graduate of Harvard Business School’s short course in Private Equity and Venture Capital. Tom has served on the Advisory Board for IPPR North, the Board of Culture North East and the management board of music accelerator Generator.  He is currently Chair of the Advisory Board for Haven London a mental health charity and a Trustee of the Hospital Club Foundation


  • 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.

  • Jamie Anley

    Jamie was born in Jamaica and lived in Saudi Arabia, UK and Hong Kong before launching his first company in France, designing one off pieces of furniture made from the high-end waste of aircraft. After studying architecture in London he then co-founded JAM Design & Communications Ltd.  JAM collaborate with global brands leadership teams, to develop coherent and sustainable visions delivered through design, innovation and communication projects. Jamie worked with the team that founded the charity SERVE ON, he co-founded the drinks brand Green & Pleasant and is currently president of the board of the Good Hotel Group.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Application Process

    Applications for the 2019/2020 Emerging Creatives Programme are now open. The programme will commence in April 2019 and finish in March 2020. The h Foundation will provide 5 Emerging Creatives from the following creative disciplines (Film, Music, Art & Design, Theatre & Performance and Fashion) with the following:

    • • A year’s complimentary Membership to The Hospital Club
    • • A professional coach and industry mentor
    • • Up to £3,000 towards an original creative project
    • • A series of professional masterclass from industry experts
    • • Free access to The Hospital Club’s building/facilities

    To apply, please complete the online application here. The closing date for applications is the 18th November 2018. An industry-specific expert judging panel will review all completed applications and the successful applicants will be contacted in January 2019. Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact successful applicants.

    Eligibility Criteria

    In order to apply for the Emerging Creatives Programme, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

    • • Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in their creative discipline - studying and/or working within their related field
    • • Applicants must be aged between 25-35 years old
    • • Applicants must not be engaged in full-time undergraduate study when they apply, nor for the duration of the programme
    • • All applicants must be resident in the UK for the duration of the programme (12 months)
    • • All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK during this time
    • • Applicants must not be a current member of The Hospital Club
    • • Successful applicants will be required to attend a series of masterclasses at The Hospital Club (London) over the course of the year. Attendance is mandatory
    • • The programme is devised to run alongside your career and will not provide a salary

    Should you have any additional questions before applying, please email