The Hilden Charitable Fund



charity number: 232591




About Us

Annual Accounts

Application Form

Summer Play Schemes



Latest News:

The Hilden Charitable Fund is registered with the Information Commissioner.

The vast majority of our records concern organisations where the information is in the public domain. We secure all our data with relevant safeguards.

Anyone who wishes to check data that he or she feels we may hold on,  he or she personally, should contact Catherine Sotto, Office Manager at the Fund (0207 603 1525).

Important note: any person applying to the Hilden Charitable Fund who is using their personal email/telephone/postal address details must note this in their application. Hilden will only use this data for the purpose of corresponding about the agency he or she is representing.



******News as of March 25th 2020 ******

The closing date for general applications has now closed.

We are still receiving Summer Play Scheme applications. During the Coronavirus Hilden will attempt to answer email queries.

Due to the lockdown, Hilden's timetable for grant decisions has been affected and so applicants may not hear from us until the end of April.



PLEASE ENSURE you put adequate postage on your application.



Applicants will be aware of  'safeguarding' issues since the Oxfam scandals of January 2018. The Charity Commission and DFID have revised and re-issued guidance on good practice.   In the UK we expect all agencies working with children and vulnerable adults to have relevant procedures in place, notably DSB checks. We also expect all relevant insurance policies to be contracted on the conduct of agencies.


Applicants will note on our UK application form a new form of words for Q.19 on safeguarding.


Overseas applicants with partners are expected to confirm that they have a policy and practice procedure in place ( Q.13 Overseas Partner Profile)



Welcome to The Hilden Charitable Fund


34 North End Road, London W14 OSH

tel: +44(0) 207 603 1525



Secretary to the Trustees:

Rodney Hedley


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 theUK 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.

You can find out more about the origins of The Hilden Charitable Fund and its structure in the About Us Section of the website and by viewing our Annual Report

For an interesting and humorous view of grant making 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

                           Go to application form now!


If you have any queries please telephone us: 0207 603 1525

The Hilden Charitable Fund does not give grants to individuals.






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