The Hedley Foundation

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The scheme is intended to support smaller charitable organisations undertaking projects for young people, the disabled, terminally ill patients and others in need. The main objective of the Trustees’ grant-making is to improve lives and to lift 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.
  • Smaller charities may receive smaller grants of £250 upwards.

Applicants may apply if they have not received a grant from the Foundation within the last 18 months.

Funding is not available for the following:

  • Individuals.
  • Churches, cathedrals and museums.
  • Exclusive charities which only help people from specific groupings.
  • Core funding.
  • General running costs.
  • Salaries.
  • Transport.
  • Financial deficits.
  • Building construction.
  • Overseas projects.
  • Groups which have received a previous grant from the Foundation within the last 18 months.

Projects costs are supported for activities involving:

  • Disadvantaged young people.
  • Those living with a physical or mental disability.
  • The elderly and terminally ill.
  • Other social welfare projects eg carers, homeless, ex-offenders.

Applications may be made at any time and will be considered at Trustee meetings which are held four times a year. In order to be considered for a meeting, applications should be received at least 28 days before the meeting.

The next meeting is on 27 October 2021.

Applications and futher infomration can be found at the foundation’s website ( Completed application forms should be sent by post to the Foundation.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Lucy Janes
The Hedley Foundation
1-3 College Hill

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