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Support  for Individuals


Grants from the Haberdashers’ Education Foundation are only available for pupils or former pupils of Haberdasher Schools. Assistance from the Haberdashers’ Benevolent Foundation is only available to Freemen of the Company (or their widows or children) who are in need, hardship or distress and who are resident in the UK.


For further information please contact your school (or former school) if you are a pupil or former pupil of a Haberdasher School, or contact 


Support for Charitable Organisations

The Small Grants Programme is open for applications from UK Registered Charities.

The Programme is intended for small charities for whom up to £2,000 in funding would make a significant contribution to a project.

Grants of £2,000 and under are available from the Haberdashers’ Benevolent Foundation 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.

Focus Area eligibility requirements:

  • UK Registered Charities helping the unemployed, the homeless, ex-offenders and those at risk of offending to find jobs or improve their education or skills and to find more stable accommodation.
  • UK Registered Charities helping excluded, disadvantaged or at risk young people to address their challenges.
  • UK Registered Charities supporting  the elderly, disabled or chronically sick (and their carers) in  combating loneliness and social isolation.

Geographic Location eligibility requirements:

Only UK Registered Charities whose beneficiaries are mainly located in any of these areas will be eligible to apply.

  • The City of London
  • 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.  Eligible projects with a link to textiles or fashion are particularly encouraged.

Please note that unfortunately, we cannot fund the following areas:

Charities working overseas

Animal welfare charities



Charities making grants to other organisations or individuals

Environmental charities

Medical charities

Building restoration or other conservation work


How to apply for a Small Grant:

You will need to complete an application form and submit it via e-mail with your latest annual accounts.

Please e-mail for an application form (putting Small Grants Programme in the subject heading). Your completed application form and annual accounts can also be e-mailed to this same address.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 2nd March 2020.

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

You will be notified in writing about the success of your application on or by Wednesday 8th April 2020.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, we will be unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.