About HMC Projects

HMC Projects in Central and Eastern Europe - a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee

HMC Projects in Central and Eastern Europe Limited is a company limited by guarantee. It is a registered charity, number 1074491.


  • Mrs Rhiannon Wilkinson Chair
  • Mr John Lever
  • Mr David Morrison
  • Mrs Joy Hopkinson
  • Mr Will Phelan
  • Mr Peter de Voil
  • Mr Angus McPhail
  •  Mrs Rachel Owens
  • Mr David Knapman
  • Ms Jane Gandee
  • Mrs Natasha Dangerfield
  •  Mr John Vick


  • Sir Michael Burton KCVO, CMG, former Ambassador to the Czech Republic; President of the British Czech and Slovak Association
  • Mr Charles de Chassiron CVO, former Ambassador to Estonia
  • Sir Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive of the British Council
  • Ms Jane Easton, Director-General of the English-Speaking Union
  • Mr Muzaffar Khan, social entrepreneur and Managing Director of Alchemy Ventures
  • Professor Michael Proctor FRS, Provost of King's College Cambridge
  • The Baroness Rawlings, former MEP and House of Lords whip; former Chairman of Council, King's College London; Bulgarian Order of the Rose
  • Mr Miles Young MA, Warden of New College, Oxford


  • Mr Andrew Boggis (Director of HMC Projects in Central and Eastern Europe)
  • Dr Jonathan Wolstenholme (Administrator of HMC Projects in Central and Eastern Europe)
  • Mrs Wendy McLachlan (Student Coordinator of HMC Projects in Central and Eastern Europe)

Review of the Trust's Activities

The Scholarship Scheme 

In 2018, 93 boys and girls, 55 of whom have received full scholarships and 38 partial (reduced-fee) scholarships, have taken up their places in 50 schools. It is through the generosity of these schools that these scholarships are awarded and is an eloquent expression of the perceived value brought to the hosting schools by their HMC Projects scholars.

HMC Projects scholars adapt remarkably to the new opportunities on offer. Many rise to key positions of responsibility within their schools and consistently achieve excellent results. In doing so they act as influential role models amongst their contemporaries.

Feedback from scholars regularly brings home the extent to which the HMC Projects scholarship scheme has provided life-changing opportunities to young people who might have dreamed of the possibility of education in a prestigious UK independent school but who could not possibly have afforded it without the very great generosity of their schools. Public benefit indeed!