Hargreaves Foundation

Grants are available for charities and educational institutions that support those under the age of 18 years, and living with a mental health condition, disability or growing up in poverty through the mediums of sport and education.

Objectives of Fund

The funding is intended for projects that give those under the age of 18, and living with a mental health condition, disability, or growing up in poverty, the opportunity to fulfil their potential, improving wellbeing, self-esteem and independence.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.

The Foundation aims to distribute a total of around £2 million in grants per year.

Who Can Apply

Organisations from across the UK are eligible, but priority will be given to organisations based in and/or working in the South West.

The following organisations can apply:

  • Registered Charities or Charitable Incorporated Organisations.
  • Schools and Further Education Colleges (usually exempt charities).
  • NHS Trusts.

To be eligible for funding organisations must:

  • Be low risk with a formal structure.
  • Have at least one set of published accounts at the point of applying.
  • Have a bank account in the organisation’s name with at least two unconnected signatories.

Restrictions

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Individuals.
  • Social Enterprises.
  • Community Interest Companies.
  • Private Companies.
  • Local Authorities.
  • Crisis funding.
  • Core funding.
  • Items or projects which statutory bodies have a duty to fund.
  • Feasibility studies/consultations.
  • Retrospective costs.

Eligible Expenditure

The Foundation’s objectives are underpinned by the desire to give those under the age of 18, and living with a mental health problem, physical disability, or growing up in poverty, the opportunity to fulfil their potential whilst improving wellbeing, self-esteem and independence.

The Foundation can fund clearly defined projects, initiatives or the purchase of specific items that support one or more of the following:

  • Enables individuals to experience the mental and physical health benefits of participatory sport
  • Ensures participatory sport is accessible
  • Provides sporting or educational activities that foster life skills
  • Aims to improve academic engagement and attainment
  • Encourages the development of skills and personal attributes to aid future employability

How To Apply

Guidelines, further information for applicants and the online application form can be found on the Hargreaves Foundation website.  Applications must be submitted via the online form to be eligible for consideration.

Applications can be submitted at any time and are reviewed on a rolling monthly basis.

Contact The Hargreaves Foundation for further information.


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