Improving the Livelihoods of Disadvantaged Communities in Commonwealth Countries of Africa

Charles Hayward Foundation
Last date: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016
United Kingdom

Detailed Description

The Charles Hayward Foundation is seeking applications from UK based charities to fund projects that improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged communities in Commonwealth Countries of Africa.

Foundations Mission

  • The Foundation seeks to be an independent and effective grant maker
  • The Foundation seeks to be clear and transparent in its activities
  • The Foundation sees the value in supporting activities which have been demonstrated to work and can be replicated, but is also open to creative approaches
  • The Foundation seeks to promote self-reliance and independence in individuals and groups
  • The Foundation strives to be approachable, responsive and professional in all its dealings

Priority Areas

  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Basic health programmes
  • Self sustainability through training in farming skills and income generation activities.

Funding Information and Priorities

  • The trustees will fund one off projects with grants of up to £15,000.
  • Projects that adopt a holistic approach throughout all project stages and have a well defined ‘exit strategy’
  • Projects being delivered at the grass-roots level through an established and proven delivery partner who is fully engaged with the local community
  • Projects that clearly demonstrate the local communities involvement and that necessary training and education is in place to sustain the project beyond the delivery partner’s departure
  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate that robust governance and monitoring procedures are in place

Eligibility Criteria

Only UK registered charity delivering
projects in Commonwealth Countries of Africa and have an annual income
of between £150,000 and £5,000,000 may submit an application.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via

Eligible Country: United Kingdom

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