Small Grants programme 2024 - NOW CLOSED

Eligibility Criteria

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for charities whose work meets one or more of the Focus Areas and whose work benefits those within any of the geographic areas outlined below.

The charity’s work must provide inclusive solutions to the challenges faced by communities in the boroughs/geographical areas within which we work. Programmes must be open access and meeting the needs of all sectors within that community.

Charities with an income of c£500,000 or less are welcome to apply for the Small Grants’ programme. Applications from charities with an income of less than £250,000 are actively encouraged. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the application form or wish to discuss the application process. We would be very happy to hear from you.  

Focus Area eligibility requirements:

  • Early Years (0-5 year olds)
  • Young people who experience disadvantage
  • Young people with experience of the custody system
  • Young people who experience homelessness

Geographic Location eligibility requirements:

· The London Borough of Bexley

· The London Borough of Hackney

· The London Borough of Lewisham

· The London Borough of Southwark

· The Borough of Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire

· The Forest of Dean District

· The town of Chertsey in Surrey

· The village of Albrighton, Shropshire (and surrounding areas)

· The town of Wigston, Leicestershire (and surrounding areas)

· The village of Bunbury, Cheshire (and surrounding areas)

All applications must meet the eligibility requirements relating to both the Focus Areas and geographic locations above.



This is a two-step process.

  1. Email to request an application form (putting Small Grants Programme in the subject heading). Please include:
  • A link to your entry on the Charities Commission website
  • The Focus Area your charity address
  • The geography your charity works within

If the work of your charity does not align with all of the requirements above, you will not be eligible to submit an application.

  1. If you are eligible to receive an application form this must be completed by the deadline of Friday 8 March 2024. You must include a link to your latest annual accounts on the Charities Commission website or attach them if you have more recent ones. Your email should be sent to

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 8 March 2024.

No applications will be accepted after this time and date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

You will be notified by email about the outcome of your application on or by Friday 19 April 2024.

The Haberdashers’ Company has signed up as an Open & Trusting funder under the IVAR commitments. Please contact us with any questions or queries, and we will be happy to do our best to answer them:


Our purpose:

We empower young people from every background to fulfil their potential.


Our ethos:

  • We build on potential
  • We encourge aspiration
  • We promote opportunity
  • We address disadvantage
  • We cultivate character
  • We support communities


Funding transparency and 360Giving

The Haberdashers's Company publishes its annual grant giving data with 360Giving. This service helps grantmakers and donors improve their charitable giving. Using the 360Giving data requirements, please find an PDF spreadsheet on the grants we awarded in a given year below:


This data is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This means the data is freely accessible to anyone to be used and shared as they wish; with the data being attributed to the Haberdashers' Foundation and that any changes made are indicated publically.