The Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Alex Houghton, has chosen two Charities to support in his mayoral year. Any monies raised will be given to the Charities at the end of his term of office. All charities are local and very relevant for Southampton.


SCRATCH help to relieve the effects of poverty for families and individuals with needs recognised by approved referral agencies in Southampton and the surrounding area and to support like minded organisations.

Wave 105 Cash for Kids

Wave 105 Cash for Kids is a grant-giving charity helping the children that need it most across the South.

Our mission is to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in our communities who are affected by illness, poverty, neglect or have additional needs. We believe that all children should be able to express their individuality, achieve their potential and live life to the full.

We work with local grassroots organisations across the region that aim to make a difference to young lives, and directly support families who often have nowhere else to go through our regular grant rounds.