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
- 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.