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The Hedley Foundation Limited

One-off grants of up to £5,000 (but averaging £2,500) are available to smaller UK registered charities working with the elderly, people with a mental or physical disability, those who are terminally ill, young people and social welfare projects, including those that benefit carers, the homeless and ex-offenders.

Who can apply: small to medium sized UK registered charities.

Key Words: Elderly. Mental Health, Physically Disabled, Children and Young People, Carers and Older People, Hospices, Homeless, Ex-Offenders, United Kingdom.

The Hedley Foundation Limited aims to improve the quality of life of people in the United Kingdom, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. It works to achieve this by making grants to small and medium sized UK registered charities working to benefit the following:

  • Elderly people and those who are terminally ill – projects to help elderly people to maintain independence, as well as projects to support those in the closing stages of life, in hospices or hospitals.
  • Mentally and/or physically disabled – projects to support and improve the quality of life of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities, sensory impairment and learning difficulties.
  • Young people – projects which raise the aspirations or help realise the full potential of disadvantaged young people. Typically, grants are given to support young people into education, training or sustainable employment. Providing an opportunity to broaden horizons through sport and adventurous activities may form part of this category, and
  • Otherwise disadvantaged people and their carers – projects to support carers and social welfare projects that might support the homeless, the employability opportunities for offenders and ex-offenders and the opportunity to reduce re-offending. A major theme for support, presently, is to help keep young people out of the Criminal Justice System.