Please make sure to read and familiarise yourself with the information on this page before applying for a grant from the Hays Travel Foundation. We are passionate about making a difference in our local community and are keen to support any projects that will help us achieve our mission.
To apply for a grant you must be a registered charity. We have two main criteria that we judge our applications on:
1. Does your project help young people (up to 25 years) develop in at least one of these areas: education, prevention of poverty, health, arts, culture or sports?
2. Does your organisation operate or have an impact in an area in which Hays Travel have a branch?
If your charity is not located in an area in which we operate then you must provide evidence on how your project impacts our local community.
For example: Your charity may have its head office in London, however it works with children in Sunderland.
You are an arts performance institution in Manchester which would like to support underprivileged children from Newcastle attend your course.
For a full list of all our branches please visit: https://www.haystravel.co.uk/branch-locator
We encourage all applications, however please note that if your project does not fit the above mentioned criteria it will most likely not be successful.
You should recieve a letter within a week after the meeting informing you of the trustees decission.
In some instances, applications can be deferred and further information might be required by the trustees before a decision is made.
Each application is judged on its merit and its alignment with our charitable objectives. Applications from organisations that have previously been granted funds are welcomed. However, they will be assessed on a case by case basis and as well on the information provided with regards to earlier project outcomes. The Board will use its discretion to ensure funds are used to support a range of causes, which may on occasion affect follow-up applications.
When you’re application is received, our team will review its content and action it accordingly. If you are unsuccessful then it’s highly likely that you will not receive funding if you reapply for the same project. However, we welcome any applications for a different project.
If you are successful in your application, a member of the Hays Travel Foundation team will get in touch to request your bank details. Payment will be made by bank transfer and should reach you within 48 hours.
Successful applicants are expected to present a 6 and 12 month report to the trustees outlining how the funding has helped them achieve their proposed outcome. The acceptance letter will mention the dates when the reports are expected. To help make this easier, a report template will be provided.
The Hays Travel Foundation also welcomes any invitation to meet with your organisation and its team to learn more about your project.
Any press releases or mentions should be shared with the Hays Travel Foundation prior to their publication.
Lastly, we have our own designated social media channels. Any mentions should tag our Facebook or Twitter page. We would also appreciate your support if you would like and follow both pages.
Our next meeting will take place on 12th December 2023. Applications received before this date will not be reviewed until the next meeting, however depending on the volume of applications this may be deferred to a later date. Our team will contact you in due course with a confirmed date. Applications will go on a waiting list and will be reviewed as soon as possible. Due to the high volume of applications, we recommend that you request funding for projects starting or continuing in late 2023/2024.
While there is no limit on how much funding you can apply for, we do have an annual budget . Each application is reviewed and approved based on merit and how much impact it will have on young people's lives.
The Hays Travel Foundation Trustees fund specific projects that will make a difference to young people’s lives with clear expected outputs and outcomes, which can be evaluated to demonstrate value. If your application for funding is to cover solely staff salaries or core running costs, it is unlikely that this will be approved. However, if the project cannot take place without accounting for some staff costs, the trustees will review your application and it will be awarded on merit following their review.