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Hendy Foundation grant donation terms & conditions

The Hendy Foundation trustees have a duty of care to safeguard the charity’s assets.

Practical and appropriate steps are required to ensure the donation is being used as intended and reaches its proper destination.

The trustees must be assured of the provenance of the charitable funds and confident that the people and organisations of successful charity applicants can be verified and identified correctly to manage any risks to Hendy Foundation.

The trustees will judge the quality and completeness of the initial information obtained via the online grant request form and will decide whether further checks or enquiries will be necessary.

Unlawful use of Hendy Foundation funds is a breach of charity law and is illegal.

We support charities with a maximum turnover of £1million.

From 2024 Hendy Foundation is accepting applications from those who have not applied in the past or who applied more than two years ago, regardless of whether or not the application was successful.

Hendy Foundation does not fund:

  • Overheads for example:
    • Rent
    • Mortgages
    • utility bills
    • marketing
    • administration
    • expenses
    • motoring costs,
  • salaried staff employed to run a charity for example
    • administrators
    • fundraisers,

It will consider individuals employed specifically for a project such as counsellors, instructors or artists.

All applications will be considered by the trustees following the closing of the grant window and shortlisted charities will be asked to supply a range of financial information to support their application. This will include, but is not limited to:

  • Your latest up to date management accounts
  • A copy of your latest accounts for your last complete financial year
  • A copy of your bank statements from the last 3 months

The process for a shortlisted individual is different.

  • Quotes will be required for items requested
  • Hendy Foundation will pay the supplier directly

Typical timeline of an application

  • Grant window is open for a month
  • Trustees will contact charities with any queries
  • Applications will be considered by the trustees within six weeks of the grant window closing
  • All applicants will then be contacted to say they have been shortlisted or unsuccessful
  • Shortlisted applications will be invited to supply relevant financial information
  • Shortlisted candidates will then be contacted to say if they have been successful or not
  • Successful candidates will then be sent our terms and conditions. Once these have been completed monies will be paid within 10 working days
  • Successful candidates will be asked to complete a grant funding report within 12 months of receiving the grant


Any charity or individual who applies to Hendy Foundation for a grant donation must comply with ALL of the following terms which are laid down in the objects of Hendy Foundation constitution.

  1. Your charity must not be a national or international charity or be of a religious or political nature as in the objects of Hendy Foundation constitution.
  2. Your charity must be a local charity and based in a county which falls within the Hendy Group footprint and the area in which the Hendy Group operates, namely, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey and/or Kent. Any monies received from Hendy Foundation by means of a grant donation must be used for projects or activities within these counties. Donations cannot be spent in another county within the UK or internationally.
  3. You must provide proof of how and where the donation has been spent within 12-months from the date of receiving the grant. Proof may include, and is not limited to, submission of receipts, invoices, photographic evidence, video footage, inspection of financial records, submission of minutes from charity meetings and on-site inspections.
  4. Charities must supply bank details for the charity and not of a personal bank account. Applications from individuals will vary according to circumstances.
  5. You must provide full address details, charity registration number, where available, and the full name and job title of the person responsible for receiving the grant.
  6. You must provide full financial accounts and the most recent management accounts upon request.
  7. It is the responsibility of the person signing these terms and conditions that they have the authority to do so and that they are able to act and sign on behalf of the charity.
  8. A second signatory is required to confirm acceptance of these terms and conditions. This person must ensure they have the authority to act and sign on behalf of the charity.

Once the trustees are completely satisfied with the above points, the donation will be made by means of electronic bank transfer. No cash or cheque payments will be made under any circumstance.

The trustees will make payment within one month of being satisfied with the above points.

Hendy Foundation Charity registration number 1180518