our partners

Who We’re Working With

We would like to thank all of our fantastic partners and sponsors who make it possible for us to deliver The Mason Mile.

If you are interested in finding out more about how your organisation can support The Mason Foundation to deliver social value in your local community please contact us using the button below and someone will be in touch.

Through investing much needed resources into the development of The Mason Mile across new and existing areas, there is an opportunity to make a real and significant impact to people’s lives. Please click below to find out more about our Social Value

Sport England

Established by Royal Charter in 1996, Sport England are responsible for growing and developing grassroots sport and getting people more active across England. Our role is to build the foundations of a community sport system by working with national governing bodies of sport, and other funded partners to give everyone the chance to benefit from physical activity – regardless of their age, background, or level of ability.

Sport England recognises that unfortunately, those with the most to gain from being active, are often the least likely to take part. That is why we are committed to supporting The Family Mile initiative as we both share a common goal of transforming physical activity into something everyone can benefit from.

Sport England are pleased to provide National Lottery funding to deliver The Family Mile, helping The Mason Foundation to achieve their vision of addressing the inequalities within lower socio-economic groups and improving the nation’s long-term physical and mental health.

Vinci Facilities

VINCI is supporting The Mason Mile because it provides a sustainable and supporting methodology to bring communities together to promote wellbeing and activity. This type of initiative is evermore important given the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic; and we look forward to working with The Mason Mile and our housing association partner ‘Peabody’ to deliver a programme in Thamesmead, South East London early in 2021.

The investments and support we will make will help the local community, bringing them together to exercise, communicate and support each other. This is very much in accordance with the recently published ‘Procurement Policy Note 06/20 – taking account of social value in the award of central government contracts’ that specifically recommends investment in ‘COVID-19 recovery’ and in ‘wellbeing’. The Mason Mile meets both these objectives.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support are proudly supporting The Mason Foundation to launch a Cancer Support Community Mile in Dover, in collaboration with multiple, local primary care settings. The Macmillan Engagement Team seek to collaborate with community groups, organisations and volunteers to support people living with or effected by cancer in our communities. The number of people being diagnosed with cancer is rising and more people are surviving cancer than ever before. This means the nature of cancer care itself needs to adapt and evolve to meet the rapidly changing needs of people living with cancer.

By supporting The Mason Foundation, the Cancer Support Community Mile will bring people together and provide an opportunity for people to support one another and build relationships with others, who are likely to be going through similar challenges. The Community Mile will do this by encouraging peer-to-peer support within communities, whilst aiming to break down barriers by reaching diverse communities and pro-actively promotes the social inclusion of vulnerable/disadvantaged groups. Macmillan Cancer Support is here to do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer.