McCarthy & Stone carves charitable foundation

Retirement community developer McCarthy & Stone has launched a charitable foundation to celebrate, champion and defend the role of older people.

The McCarthy & Stone Foundation will deliver a grants programme, longer-term charity partnerships and volunteering opportunities with the support of the business and its employees, homeowners and partners.

The company said each programme will be designed to deliver a range of impacts that will “strengthen communities, support local charities and organisations with resource and expertise, and provide a voice to champion the role of older people in a thriving society”.

The foundation will also provide support to young people who “may be falling behind personally and academically”, as well as communities in need of regeneration.

“Covid-19 has shown that there are real challenges to overcome within local communities and sadly the most vulnerable in our society are often older people and the young,” said John Tonkiss, McCarthy & Stone chief executive and a trustee of the new foundation.

“We are therefore delighted to be able to launch the McCarthy & Stone Foundation to help bring generations together, do more to support the lives of older people and support regeneration,” he added.

“We look forward to working together with our employees, partners and homeowners to have an important and lasting impact on people experiencing challenges around the country.”

The McCarthy & Stone Foundation’s programmes will be started in the coming months, to bring financial support and volunteers to both national and local charities. 

The application window for grants will be confirmed in due course. For more information visit