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Charles Hayward Foundation – Small Grant Programme (Older People)

Funding available: up to £7,000

Applications close: 31/01/2025

About this fund

We are interested in programmes which can demonstrate their effectiveness in improving the quality of life of older people. We favour projects that offer a consistent and sustained benefit rather than one-off events or short-lived activities.

– Programmes aiming to alleviate isolation and depression in older people, including informal day care or social, physical and recreational activities.
– Programmes which give practical help, assistance and support for older people living in their own homes.
– Programmes addressing the emotional and practical needs of older carers.
– Programmes designed to meet the specific needs of people with dementia.

– General appeals.
– Unrestricted grants.
– Individuals.
– Grant making charities.
– Loans, deficits, or endowments.
– Retrospectively (i.e. costs already incurred prior to receiving a decision from the Foundation).
– Community development organisations.
– Capital costs of buildings or equipment.
– Building maintenance and repairs.
– Community transport.
– Purchases of minibuses.
– Disability access.
– Meal delivery services.
– Older people’s projects that are restricted to one section of society.
– Services that only benefit people with specific health conditions, with the exception of dementia.

The Foundation awards grants up to £7,000.

If you have any questions or concerns as to whether your project meets the Foundation’s funding criteria please call us on 0207 370 7063 before completing the application form.

Please complete the small grant application form, which can be downloaded from the bottom of this webpage, and email it to:

You must also include:
– Your most recently audited or examined annual accounts.
– Draft/management accounts for the most recent full financial year (only if your audited or examined accounts are more than 12 months old).
– If your accounts show a significant surplus or deficit, high or low reserves, please explain this briefly.
– A list of trustees (only if they are not named in your accounts).
– A copy of the charity’s latest bank statement. Please make sure it clearly shows the charity name and is the same bank account to which, should you be successful with your application, your grant will be paid into.

Looking for support with funding?

Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support. 

Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.

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Charles Hayward Foundation – Small Grant Programme (Older People)

Charles Hayward Foundation

Funding available: up to £7,000

Applications close: 31/01/2025

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Charles Hayward Foundation

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Up to £7,000

The Foundation funds preventative and early intervention programmes being delivered at the community level which allow older people to stay in their own homes and remain independent-improving the quality of life of older people.

Applications close 31/08/2024