Hedley Foundation

Status:Open to applications


The Hedley Foundation's principal aim is to effect change for the better in the lives of young people.

Extended Description

The Foundation is particularly keen on open air and adventure-type activities and the funding of appropriate kit and equipment. The Foundation is 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. The Foundation provides limited bursary type funding to organisations which provide apprenticeships and specialist training for talented young people who, for want of money alone, are unable to develop their talents.

Value Notes

Last year the Foundation received 1,467 applications, of which less than two-thirds were within their criteria. They made 348 grants (averaging £3,000).

Latest Information

In 2018, the Trustees will meet on the following dates:
21st March
16th May
18th July
19th September
21st November

Key Criteria

The Foundation will only make grants to UK Registered Charities.


Grants cannot be made direct to individuals.The Foundation is unable to assist:

  • Churches, Cathedrals and Museums. Exclusive charities (which only help people from specific groupings)
  • Appeals for general funding, salary, deficit, core revenue or transport funding
  • Appeals for building works or refurbishment projects.

The Foundation makes grants to small charities working with young people in the areas of:

  • Recreation
  • Sport
  • Training
  • Health and Welfare
  • Outdoor Education

of young people between the ages of 11 and 25.


The Trustees meet 6 times a year and the closing date is 3 weeks before a meeting.

Address & Contacts:


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