Hays Travel Foundation

Hays Travel is a nationwide travel agent with branches across the UK. Since it was founded in 1980, the company has aimed to be involved in the communities in which its branches are based, working with local organisations to deliver projects and support charitable causes.

Hays Travel created Hays Travel Foundation in 2015, to focus on supporting causes which benefit people who, for one reason or another, need a bit of help to achieve their potential.

Objectives of Fund

The funding is intended for local groups which operate or have an impact in an area in which Hays Travel have a branch and whose project helps young people up to 25 years of age develop in at least one of these areas: education, prevention of poverty, health, arts, culture or sports.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.

There is no limit to the amount of funding that can be applied for; however, applicants should keep in mind the Foundation has an annual budget.

Each application is reviewed and approved based on merit and how much impact it will have on young people’s lives.

Who Can Apply

Registered charities operating in areas where Hays Travel have a branch may apply.

To be eligible, organisations must be working to help young people (up to 25 years) in at least one of the following areas:

  • Education.
  • Prevention of poverty.
  • Health.
  • Arts, culture or sports.

Charities which are not located in an area where Hays Travel operate must be able to provide evidence of how the proposed project impacts a community in which they do.

A list of all Hays Travel branches can be found on the Branch Locator on the Hays Travel website.

Locations where Hays Travel has a branch


The funding is unlikely to cover solely staff salaries or core running costs.

Eligible Expenditure

The funding is for specific projects that will make a difference to young people’s lives with clear expected outputs and outcomes, which can be evaluated to demonstrate value.

How To Apply

Applications can be made at any time and are considered at periodic trustees meetings. Applicants will receive a letter within a week after the meeting informing them of the trustees decision.

The next deadline for applications is 14 February 2024 for consideration at the 14 March 2024 meeting.

An online application form is available on the Foundation’s website.

Contact Hays Travel Foundation for more information.

Documents & links


For further information on how to obtain this fund, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    Hays Travel Foundation
    9-10 Vine Place
    SR1 3NE
    Tel: 0191 814 8092
    Email: enquiries@haystravelfoundation.co.uk