The Hilden Charitable Fund was established in 1963 by Joan and Tony Rampton. It is a grant-making foundation registered with the UK Charity Commission, Charity Registration Number: 232591. The Hilden Charitable Fund awards grants to projects both in the UK and in developing countries. The aim of the fund is to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions. Both the UK and overseas fund policy is directed largely at supporting work at community level.
For an interesting and humorous view of grantmaking take a look at the Cartoons by Cal Younger. Cal is one of Hilden’s Trustees.
Current Funding Guidelines
In the UK: Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25.
Hilden’s grant making priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women. Trustees will be pleased to hear from UK Non Governmental Organisations/charities and hope that UK NGOs/charities will encourage their local partners to apply directly to Hilden for grant aid.
Average grants are £5,000. Hilden will consider funding for more than one year.
Each year The Hilden Charitable Fund runs a Summer Playschemes funding programme. Further details on this are in the Summer Playschemes Section which includes an application form.
We expect all applicants to complete our application form. Without a completed application form your application will not be considered.
Your case for funds should be concise (no more than 2 sides of A4), but supporting documentation is essential. Please ensure your application includes enclosures of:
Your most recent independently inspected accounts
Your most recent annual report
Projected income and expenditure for the current financial year
If you have any queries please telephone us: 0207 603 1525
The Hilden Charitable Fund does not give grants to individuals.