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The Charles Hayward Foundation

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Grants of up to £25,000 per year over 3 years are available to UK registered charities working in the UK and/or overseas in the areas of Social and Criminal Justice.

Application deadlineFriday 2 February 2024 for the Main Grants programme. The Foundation’s Small Grants programme is currently closed to new applications and will reopen in January 2024 with revised funding priorities and guidelines.
Funder: The Charles Hayward Foundation (founded 1961 as the Hayward Foundation. Charity number 1078969. Total charitable expenditure for the year ended 31 December 2022: £3,886,282).
Who can apply: for Main Grants, UK registered charities with an annual income of between £150,000 and £4 million may apply to the Social and Criminal Justice and Overseas programmes.
Key words: Criminal Justice, Social Justice, Older People, Innovative Projects, Overseas, United Kingdom.

The Charles Hayward Foundation provides grant funding for charitable activities under the following categories:

  • Older People (Small Grants only).
  • Overseas (Main Grants only), and
  • Social and Criminal Justice (Main and Small Grants).