The objectives of the Hodge Foundation (also commonly referred to and listed on the Charity Commission website as the Jane Hodge Foundation) are the:
o The encouragement of medical and surgical studies and research, and in particular the study of and research in connection with the causes, diagnosis, treatment and cure of cancer, poliomyelitis and tuberculosis and diseases affecting children.
o The general advancement of medical and surgical science.
o The advancement of education, and
o The advancement of religion.
Applications may be made by UK registered and exempt charities (for example, universities and schools) and must address at least one of the following areas:
o Welfare - support for charities working with people who may be vulnerable or disadvantaged and who need assistance to improve their lives. This includes a variety of causes and groups including the elderly, homeless, disabled, special needs and those with mental health issues.
o Education - Importance is placed on support for education and learning, both within formal school settings and practical approaches to learning which support young people to fulfil their potential and thrive including those with special needs. The Foundation continues to support arts projects for education that encourage and inspire audiences across the UK and bring a range of benefits to people of all ages and backgrounds.
o Medical - support for medical related charities specialising in the treatment and support for specific illnesses and research. The main focus has been on local hospices, children’s care and university-based research in the fields of cancer and mental health, and
o Religion - supports projects such as facilities in church buildings and inclusive activities for the wider community.
The vast majority of grants are for up to £10,000, although larger grants, occasionally up to £100,000, are sometimes awarded for exceptional projects. There is no requirement for matched funding.
The Foundation's website also provides a limited list and details of recent grant recipients.
Applications may be made at any time by post or by email. Please note that the Foundation does not have an application form.
Charities should submit a description of their project on no more than three sides of A4, together with a project budget and project timetable.
For further guidance and information, visit the Foundation’s website.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
The Hodge Foundation
One Central Square
Tel: 0292 0787674