FUNDING: Main & Small Grants, Charles Hayward Foundation

This Foundation runs a main grants programme for UK registered charities in the areas of Social and Criminal Justice, Heritage and Conservation, and Overseas, plus a small grants programme in the areas of Social and Criminal Justice and Older People.

The Main Grants programme is for the categories of Social & Criminal Justice, and Heritage and Conservation. It is for charities with an income of more than £350,000.

The Social and Criminal Justice funding strand makes awards of up to £25,000. It aims to prevent people entering the criminal justice system and to support those already in the system to move on and rebuild their lives.  It funds early intervention programmes with young children and their families, tailored preventative work with young people at risk and holistic support services aimed at reducing re-offending and aiding re-settlement. It also looks to alleviate the consequences of domestic abuse and criminal exploitation of vulnerable persons.

The Heritage and Conservation category has a main focus on protecting, restoring and interpreting past inventions, discoveries, industrial sites and defining moments that have shaped our history and identity, and displaying them in a modern context for public engagement, use and learning. Funding awarded is for up to £50,000 for one-off projects.

The category of Overseas is for charities with an income between £150,000 and £4,000,000 and awards are made for one-off projects of up to £15,000.

The Small Grants programme offers up to £7,000 for Social & Criminal Justice and Older People projects. It is for charities with an income of less than £350,000.

The Older People funding focuses on preventative and early intervention programmes being delivered at the community level which allow older people to stay in their own homes and remain independent.  They are particularly interested in seeking out programmes which show some creativity in improving the quality of life of older people.

The 2024 Main Grants programme has the following quarterly deadlines for Stage 1 applications:

  • 2 February 2024
  • 26 April 2024
  • 16 August 2024
  • 8 November 2024.

The rolling Small Grants programme due to reopen for applications in January 2024 with revised funding priorities and guidelines.

For full eligibility and application details, visit the Charles Hayward Foundation website.