Financial Assistance for OMs

Funded by MCCF, we have a range of grants to support OMs as they leave Marlborough and enter the working world. In the past, OMs have received funding for professional training courses, internships, gap year plans, studying abroad, and hardship support.

The Marlburian Club Charitable Funds (MCCF – Charity No. 1063749) is the charitable arm of the Marlburian Club and has been set up to support Old Marlburians, their dependents and for the general benefit of the College.

MCCF have a range of grants available for those in need, hardship or distress. OMs can be supported with grants for professional training courses, internships and studying abroad.

It is not just OMs that can ask for support.  MCCF support current pupils with scholarships, bursaries and gap year funds for those planning on doing charitable work.

In addition, MCCF has given considerable financial help to the College, making it possible for the College to undertake capital improvements which would otherwise have been beyond its means. For example, the Sixth Form Social Centre, the Marlburian, mobile shelving in the College Archives and contributing to the refurbishment of the Memorial Hall.

If you are an OM or pupil and require financial assistance or need support to fulfil your aspirational career plans, please email and mark it for the attention of the MCCF Trustees.


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Steven read PPE at University College, Oxford where he also won a Blue at Hockey. He has spent his career in the financial services industry, more recently in investment management as COO of Taube Hodson Stonex Partners. He is a member of Marlborough College Council, Chair of the Foundation Trustees and a member of the Campaign Committee.
Steven Bishop (PR 1969-73)
After graduating from Edinburgh University, Imran trained and qualified at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In 2008 he took over his father’s business, a well-respected accountancy practice in Cambridge. Having completed the Business Growth Programme at Cranfield University, Imran increased his focus on working with entrepreneurs.
Imran Tayabali (LI 1989-94)
Richard has international honours in squash and sailing, studied Law at Southampton and went on to join Herbert Smith, where he enjoyed a hugely successful career. Richard has also been a member of the College Council, a trustee of the Foundation, a trustee of the Club Charitable Funds and an active member of the Club committee, and now, a governor of Marlborough Malaysia.
Richard Fleck (B3 1962-67)
Jane read English at King’s College, London, then qualified as a solicitor at Slaughter and May. She later practised as a corporate partner. Jane is now a commercial mediator and a co-director and owner of media business consultancy, TVA. She is deputy chair of governors at Farleigh prep school. Jane has four children, three of whom are OMs.
Jane (Lodge) Vyvyan (CO 1981-83)
Ivo joined Rathbones after graduating from Edinburgh University and has worked for the same company ever since. He is head of the Specialist & Charities team, and continues to manage charity & private client portfolios. He was appointed to the executive committee in 2006. Ivo has three sons and divides his time between a desk in London & Bristol – and a wife & farm in Herefordshire.
Ivo Darnley (SU 1981-86)
After graduating with a degree in Ancient and Medieval History, Charles joined Foreign & Colonial before going to J O Hambro Investment Management where he manages investment portfolios for wealthy families and charities. He joined the College’s Investment Committee and is currently Chairman of The Marlborough Mound Trust.
Charles Macfadyen (LI 1985-90)

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