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Charles Hayward Foundation

Grants for livelihoods support in the Commonwealth countries of Africa

Principal Office: UK

The Charles Hayward Foundation funds charitable programs in criminal justice; heritage and conservation; and older people. It also funds projects that improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged communities in the Commonwealth countries of Africa.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Main Grants – Overseas. In its “overseas” program, the Foundation accepts applications from UK charities that have annual incomes of between £150 thousand and £5 million, and that seek funding for livelihoods projects in Africa’s Commonwealth countries.

Projects should focus at the grassroots level with proven local partners. Categories for support include water and sanitation; capacity building in agriculture and income-generating activities; and health. Grants are up to £15 thousand.

APPLICATION: The Foundation describes its funding priorities, exclusions, and application process.

Applications for main grants are considered on a quarterly basis. There is no calendar deadline.

About the program, and how to apply

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

The following are the Commonwealth countries of Africa.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

The program Heritage and Conservation is open to UK charities and provides grants of £20 thousand to £50 thousand to projects that focus on protecting and restoring important historical sites in the UK.

The Foundation provides its contact information.

June 2021