Hackney Parochial Charities


The following are a range of grant types which the Trustees have decided to exclude from the grants programme:

  • general appeals or letters requesting donations (Hackney Parochial Charities application forms must be used);
  • local authorities or work usually considered a statutory responsibility;
  • schools, colleges or universities (including schools for pupils with disabilities). The Trustees will, however, consider hardship applications made by individuals;
  • organisations that do not provide direct services to clients (such as umbrella, second tier or grant-making organisations);
  • running costs of hospices, except for project applications;
  • feasibility studies;
  • professional associations, or training for professionals;
  • organisations that do not have charitable aims (such as companies limited by shares and commercial companies);
  • overseas trips;
  • family holidays (apart from project applications for group trips);
  • heritage projects, unless they may be considered as educational in the broadest sense;
  • environmental conservation projects;
  • social research;
  • campaigning or lobbying projects, or general awareness raising work;
  • projects where the main focus is website development or maintenance;
  • IT equipment. The Trustees, will, however, consider hardship applications made by individuals
  • debt of any kind.

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