Hilden Charitable Fund 


Status

Status:Open to applications
Application Deadline: 19 December 2018

Details

Maximum Turnover:£ 200,000
Average Value: £5,000

Description

Grants for UK charities working in the areas of homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers and refugees, community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people (16-25), and projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health (with particular interest in projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women).


Value Notes

Although there are no set funding limits, the average grant is £5,000, and Hilden will consider funding projects for more than one year.

Please note that this foundation receives a large volume of applications each year and around one in nine applicants receive funding.


Extended Description

The Hilden Charitable Fund is a grant-making foundation that provides grants to small charities throughout the UK and in developing countries.

The grants programme aims to address disadvantage, notably by supporting causes which are unlikely to raise funds from public sources, known sometimes as 'unpopular causes.’ The Fund’s policy is directed largely at supporting work at a community level.


Latest Information

Applications are accepted at any time but the closing date for the January 2019 main grants meeting is 19 December 2018.


Key Criteria

Funding is available to UK charities working in the UK or in the developing world or charities that are based and working overseas. Applications will be considered from community interest companies that demonstrate charitable purposes.

To be eligible for UK funding, charities that are registered and operating in the UK must:

  • Have a project that meets the Foundation's priority areas.
  • Have an income of less than £500,000 in the last financial year.
  • Be formally constituted, have a bank account and a committee.
  • Be able to demonstrate UK charitable purposes.
  • Have adequate insurance for their service users, volunteers and employees.
  • Have less than 12 months cash reserves.

To be eligible for overseas funding, UK charities that are working in an overseas country must:

  • Have a project that meets the Foundation's priority areas.
  • Have a history of working overseas for at least five years.
  • Have an income of over £100,000 in their last two financial years, but not more than £500,000.
  • If they are working with partners overseas be able to show that their partners have been in existence for at least three years and have an income of less than £50,000.
  • Be formally constituted with a bank acoount and committee.
  • Demonstrate charitable purposes.
  • Be able to show that their overseas partner had an income of less than £50,000 in the last financial year.

Charities that are based overseas must have the following:

  • A history of working for at least five years.
  • An income of over £25,000 in their last two financial years, but no more than £100,000.

Eligible Expenditure

The funding can be used for both project and general running costs. ('While Trustees' policy is to address needs by considering and funding specific projects' costs, Trustees are most sympathetic to funding general running, or core costs.')

Funding is directed largely at supporting work at the community level.

Grants are available for projects in the UK that are working in the following areas:

  • Homelessness.
  • Penal affairs.
  • Asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 25 years. Funding is for programmes that are helping these young people in the job market, with advice, training, volunteering and work placement schemes.

Grants are available for projects in developing countries that are concerned with the following:

  • Community development.
  • Education.
  • Health.

The Fund particularly welcomes projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women.

Priorities given to different types of work within the main categories may change from time to time, as dictated by circumstances.

The following are some of the examples of work that was funded last year by Hilden:

  • Asylum seekers and refugees
    • Projects helping destitute refugee without recourse to public funds.
    • Education classes with confidence skills and job training element.
  • Community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 25 years.
    • Projects to enable unemployed young people aged 16 to 25 with job experience and training.
    • Youth programme with disabled children.
  • Homelessness
    • Day centres for a number of different projects including night shelters and hostels.
    • Weekly evening meal drop-in.
    • Greenhouse scheme for marginalised people and advice services.
  • Penal affairs
    • Direct support services in prison to help families with family days and work with children at visitor centres.
    • Education and drama programmes.
    • Programme to encourage savings.
    • Job and volunteer placements and training schemes for ex offenders
  • Overseas
    • Gambia for textile workshop materials for young women.
    • Kenya for a mobile family planning service in rural areas.
    • Sierra Leone for building new toilets in schools and a support scheme for families affected by Ebola.

Match Funding Restrictions

Applicants are required to show what other sources of funding have been sought.


Restrictions

Grants are not made to individuals and are rarely given to well-funded national charities.


Application Procedure

Application forms are available to complete online. The application form should then be printed out and returned by post.

Contact the Hilden Charitable Fund for further information.


Address & Contacts

Contact details:
Secretary of the Trustees
Hilden Charitable Fund
34 North End Road
London
W14 OSH
Telephone:0207 603 1525
Email:hildencharity@hotmail.com