The Charles Hayward Foundation is a grant-making charitable trust making awards to charities that are registered in the U.K. The organisation is governed by a board of voluntary trustees, chaired by Mrs. Sue Heath.

General Guidelines

The following information is intended to provide a general overview. After which, it is important that you refer to our funding categories for specific information and guidance.

Grant Programmes

We run both a main and small grant programme, and currently make grants in the following categories:

Main grant programme

Social & Criminal Justice, Heritage & Conservation (for charities with an income of more than £350,000) and Overseas (for charities with an income between £150,000 and £5,000,000).

Small grant programme

Social & Criminal Justice, Heritage & Conservation and Older People (for charities with an income of less than £350,000).

Within all of the above categories we fund project costs and capital expenditure. For guidance on the types and size of grants we make, please refer to specific category guidelines, also downloadable click here.

Our Funding Priorities

Generally, when funding projects, we value projects that develop, expand and replicate a tried and tested approach but we are also interested in supporting creative solutions to problems which seem to be entrenched and elude resolution.

We value projects that are preventative and provide early intervention. We favour projects that respond to a well researched and clear need, provide intervention based on evidence of what works, are able to demonstrate value for money and have a clear understanding of short-term effects and long-term impact of the intervention they propose.

Which category is right for me?

Which category do I sit within?

Which category is right for me?

Is my annual income over £350k?

Which category is right for me?

Is my annual income over £350k?

Which category is right for me?

Is my project delivery taking place in a Commonwealth Country of Africa?

Which category is right for me?

Is my annual income over £350k?

Which category is right for me?

The Criminal Justice main grant programme may be most suitable for you as your annual income is over £350k. To check further grant criteria for this category please click here.

Which category is right for me?

The Criminal Justice small grant programme may be most suitable for you as your annual income is less than £350k. To check further grant criteria for this category please click here.

Which category is right for me?

The Heritage & Conservation main grant programme may be most suitable for you as your annual income is over £350k. To check further grant criteria for this category please click here.

Which category is right for me?

The Heritage & Conservation small grant programme may be most suitable for you as your annual income is less than £350k. To check further grant criteria for this category please click here.

Which category is right for me?

You may be eligible for our Overseas main grant programme. Click here for more info.

Which category is right for me?

Unfortunately we do not have any grants that would be available to you, to read our full guidelines click here.

Which category is right for me?

Unfortunately we do not have any grants that would be available to you, to read our full guidelines click here.

Which category is right for me?

You may be eligible for our Older People small grant programme. Click here for more info.