The Hedley Foundation is a grant making charity whose motto is ‘to effect change for the better in the lives of young people’. The Foundation makes grants to small registered charities working with young people aged of 11 and 25 in the areas of Recreation, Sport, Training, Health and Welfare, Support and outdoor Education.
The Foundation is particularly keen on open air and adventure-type activities and the funding of appropriate kit and equipment, and also keen to support small charities which can demonstrate achievement in persuading and deterring at-risk young people from proceeding further down the pathway to custody.
A secondary aim is to assist small charities helping with disabled and terminally ill young people through funding for specialist equipment, organised respite breaks and holidays. The Foundation also supports young carers.
Last year the Foundation made grants of around £3,000 to 300 organisations. Application forms are found on the foundation’s website, and trustees meet several times throughout the year to make decisions.