Tthe Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants to projects that address disadvantage, notably by supporting causes which are less popular.
In particular, the Fund wants to support projects that address:
- Asylum seekers and refugees
- Community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people 16-25
- Penal affairs.
The average grant awarded is £5,000 and preference is given to supporting small community organisations with an income of less than £500,000 per year. The Trust will consider funding project as well as core running costs of organisations.
The type of actions funded in the past have include schemes to enable young disadvantaged young people to receive job training and work experience; volunteering and confidence building for disadvantaged young people, education classes and skills training for refugees and migrants; night shelters, day centres and hostels for homeless people and support services within a number of prisons.
The next closing date for applications is 9th June 2017.