The Charles Hayward Foundation was formed, along with The Hayward Foundation, by Sir Charles Hayward with the aim to make a difference and improve people’s lives in the UK. The two charities have since merged and the Foundation now supports solely registered charities through small and main grant programmes within four specific categories.
These areas of interest are:
Social and Criminal Justice
Targeting early intervention programmes aimed at reaching the most vulnerable and troubles families in a community.
Main grants are offered in the range of £10,000 – £25,000 per year, up to a three year period. Small grants can be up to £7,000.
Heritage and Conservation
The main focus is to protect, restore or interpret past inventions, discoveries, industrial sites and defining moments that have shaped our history.
Main grants are up to £50,000 for one-off projects.
This area if only open to UK based charities that are undertaking projects in the Commonwealth Countries of Africa.
There is only a main grant available for overseas projects. These are up to £15,000 for one off projects.
Grants are to fund preventative and early intervention programmes being delivered at community level, which allow older people to remain independent and enable them to stay in their own homes.
Only small grants up to £7,000 are available for this area.
In order to apply for a Main grant you are required to write a letter/proposal detailing your project, with details offered in each section of the website on what to cover in your letter. The Small grant programmes have a set application form for each of the three programme areas that can be downloaded from the Foundation’s website.