The charity of the century: MMBF Trust

International charity MMBF Trust is due to change the prospects for various actors, filmmakers and young people worldwide with their grants and sponsorships aimed at young people in arts and aviation which are the two core industries that the charity will fund.


The UK based private charity sponsors actors, filmmakers and aspiring pilots through grants and sponsorships towards courses, projects , equipment and any other general financial assistance that might be required by someone following a career in the film industry or in aviation. Now here comes the big question which everyone has always wanted to ask.

Why Arts and Aviation?!

The founder and benefactor 22year old Matthew C. Martino who hails from the humble beginnings of Zimbabwe is best known for his pilot’s manual Lets Fly and the subsequent Lets Fly Academy. He has also been hugely involved in various aviation initiatives hence this is something he feels very strongly about. With the film industry Martino has had a god at acting and being an extra in films before enjoying a career in film producing and he is now working behind the scenes with various festivals and film schools to create programs and initiatives that award young people.

The MMBF (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund) is a UK based charity that supports aspiring pilots worldwide through grants towards PPL,CPL and other pilot training courses and also supports filmmakers worldwide through training grants and bursaries, funding for first time filmmakers under 18 and provides sponsorship for film related events such as film festivals and film award ceremonies.

MMBF is truly the charity of the century which is very much relevant to the way in which the world is heading. More and more young people are having interest in the film industry and the aviation industry is due to have more demand in future so having an initiative to sponsor pilots will be of huge help.