The Charles Hayward Foundation is a grant-making charitable trust which is located in the United Kingdom. They make grants to charities.

Their current categories are:

  • Heritage and Conservation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Older People
  • Overseas
  • Small grant scheme up to £7,000

The Foundation predominantly funds capital costs. Occasionally, project funding may be offered for start-up or development activities where these are not part of the on-going revenue requirement of the organisation. Great emphasis is placed on funding projects that are developmental or innovative with preference for funding a project in its early stages rather than finishing off an already well supported appeal.

Projects that are preventive or provide early intervention are encouraged with a preferred area of impact at the community and neighbourhood level.

Size of grant is typically £15,000 to £25,000. From time to time, larger grants are available to fund projects of an exceptional nature which show outstanding potential. Where agreed, project funding may be for up to a maximum of three years in duration, and will be tapered downwards if appropriate. Small grant scheme makes grants of up to £7,000 only to organisations with a turnover of less than £350,000 per annum.

The trustees meet only four times a year to consider applications and you may have a wait of several months before you receive a decision. Please note that there are always many more applications than they are able to fund out of limited resources. On average, trustees approve one in twenty applications.

For full information and how to apply