The Hedley Foundation provides grants to smaller charities operating across the spectrum of social need.  Last year we supported hundreds of small charities, improving lives and lifting people’s aspirations.

Typically, grants of up to £5,000 are regularly made and occasional larger sums are given to charities where high impact can be achieved. Similarly, smaller charities often benefit from smaller grants of £250 upwards.
You should meet the following criteria:
  • You are a small UK registered charity with an annual income below £1m
  • Your application is not for core salaries, building construction, general running costs, transport, financial deficits or overseas projects
  • Your application is not on behalf of a community interest company, for religious institutions, museum or for an individual
  • You have not received a grant from The Hedley Foundation, or submitted an unsuccessful application to the Foundation, within the last two years

When to apply

The Trustees meet four times per year to review grant applications. These should be received in good time before each meeting and at least 6 weeks before the meeting date. The forthcoming meetings are as follows:

  • 24 April 2024 – Now closed for applications 
  • 17 July 2024
  • 13 November 2024
  • 22 January 2025

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