Funding sources, Fundraising

Fundraising Friday - Part 4 of The Guide to Major Trusts: funders in focus

In the run-up to the new edition of The Guide to Major Trusts being published in September, we will be sharing some samples of the funders in the guide every #fundraisingfriday through August to give you an idea of what to expect. The guide contains 1,000 of the largest funders in the UK and provides deeper insight into the activities of the funders than our other publications.

The Green Hall Foundation


Social welfare; medical causes; health; community projects; general charitable purposes


UK and overseas

£340,500 (2020/21)


Charity Commission no: 270775

Correspondent:The Trustees, 2nd Floor, International House, 41 The Parade, St Helier, Jersey JE2 3QQ (tel: 01534 487757; email:

Trustees: Margaret Hall; Sue Collinson; Nigel Hall; Peter Morgan; Charlotte Footer.


The foundation was established by Constance Vera Green, a well-known philanthropist from Yorkshire. In 1976 she set up her own charitable trust, to which she donated substantial financial assets. Due to her involvement in charitable activities, Mrs Green was appointed to the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1986 before she died in 1992.

Following the death of Colonel Henry Robert Hall in 2012, one of the longstanding original trustees, additional assets were donated to the foundation. To commemorate the colonel’s contribution, the trustees decided to adopt the name The Green Hall Foundation in May 2013.

The foundation makes grants to UK registered charities working to improve the lives of older people, young people in need, and people with disabilities, illnesses and other disadvantages, particularly in the UK. Typical grants range from £1,000 to £10,000. Overseas projects are supported as long as the applicant charity is registered in the UK.

The trustees prefer to support applications in which the foundation can meet a significant proportion of the funding needed, or where specific equipment or building is required.

Financial information:

Year end05/04/2021
Grants to organisations£340,500


Further financial information

Grants were broken down as follows:

Older people and people with disabilities£93,600
Children and young people£89,700
Medical and social care£67,200
Church and community projects£25,000


Beneficiaries included: The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields (£20,000); Alder Hey Children’s Charity (£5,000); Gympanzees (£4,000); Ability North London (£3,000); Sudden Productions (£1,000).


The foundation does not make grants for general running costs or salaries.


Applications must be made online through the foundation’s website. The trustees meet twice a year, in May and November. The next application cycle opens on 1 September 2022.  Only the first 200 applications received by the foundation will be taken forward to be considered by the trustees.

Sources of information

Accounts; annual report; Charity Commission record; funder’s website



The Hargreaves Foundation


Disadvantaged children and young people




£335,300 (2020/21)


OSCR no: 1187297

Correspondent: The Trustees, The Old Surgery, Swan Barton, Sherston, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 0LJ (email:

Trustees: Louisa Hargreaves; Robert Hargreaves; Peter Hargreaves; Rosemary Hargreaves; Nigel Bence.


General information

The foundation was established by Peter Hargreaves and his family in 2020. Peter Hargreaves was the co-founder of Hargreaves London, one of the UK’s largest financial services firms.

Areas of support

The foundation supports disadvantaged children under the age of 18. Its website states:

The Foundation’s objectives are underpinned by the desire to give those under the age of 18, and living with a mental health condition, disability, or growing up in poverty, the opportunity to fulfil their potential whilst improving wellbeing, self-esteem and independence.

The Foundation can fund clearly defined projects, initiatives or the purchase of specific items that support one or more of the following:

  • Enables individuals to experience the mental and physical health benefits of participatory sport
  • Ensures participatory sport is accessible
  • Provides sporting or educational activities that foster life skills
  • Aims to improve academic engagement and attainment
  • Encourages the development of skills and personal attributes to aid future employability

Financial information

Year end31/01/2021
Grants to organisations£335,300


Beneficiaries included: The Change Foundation (£39,100); The Literacy Pirates (£30,000); Independence at Home (£20,000); Bristol Down Syndrome Trust (£12,800); The Jack Hazeldine Foundation (£3,300).


An online application form is available on the foundation’s website.

Sources of information

Accounts; annual report; Charity Commission record; funder’s website.


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