The Hilden Charitable Fund



charity number: 232591




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General Information & Constitution

Hilden's Approach To Grant Making

34 North End Road, London W14 OSH

tel: +44(0) 207 603 1525



Secretary to the Trustees:

Rodney Hedley


The Hilden Charitable Fund is an unincorporated trust constituted under a trust deed dated 8th May 1963, charity registration no. 232591. The Fund was established by an initial gift from Anthony and Joan Rampton.

J R A Rampton QC Prof C H Rodeck
Prof M B H Rampton Mrs E K Rodeck
A J M Rampton E J Rodeck
Ms C S L Rampton Prof D S Rampton
Miss E M C Rampton  Ms Samia Khatun
Ms M E Baxter R Rampton
P Rampton  





Origins and Policy

The Fund was created as a general charitable trust. The trustees have a continuing interest in the third world and in minorities, however defined, in the UK. Grants are not normally made for well established causes nor to individuals.  Overseas grants concentrate on development aid in preference to disaster relief.

Hilden Staff Team

Rodney Hedley, Secretary to the Trustees
Catherine Sotto, Assistant Secretary (Part Time)


HSBC Bank plc
240 Lavender Hill
Clapham Junction
London SW11 1LH

Investment Managers
Sarasin Chiswell
Juxon House
100 St Paul's Churchyard
London EC4M 8BU

Dixon Ward
16 The Green
Surrey TW9 1QD

Auditors and Accountants
Martin and Company Chartered Accountants
25 St Thomas Street
Hampshire SO23 9DD











The aim of the Fund is to address disadvantage, notably by supporting causes which are unlikely to raise funds from public subscription, known sometimes as 'unpopular causes.' Fund policy is directed largely at supporting work at a community level. Grants are rarely given to well funded national charities. Grants are not given to individuals.

After a major review of Fund activities in 1992, the following grant making priorities were established: homelessness, minorities, penal affairs and overseas countries. These priorities are reviewed on a three year cycle.

While Trustees' policy is to address needs by considering and funding specific projects' costs, Trustees are most sympathetic to funding general running, or core costs. In awarding these types of 'unrestricted' grants, Trustees believe that great value can be added, as most charities find fund raising for core costs most difficult. Trustees look to the Hilden staff team to advise applicants on funding alternatives if grant applications cannot be considered or awarded.

Applying To The Fund

All applicants to the Fund are requested to complete an application form outlining their request for funds, and their legal and financial status. Without this accompanying form all applications are regarded as enquiries.

All grant recipients are expected to send a report on how they have made use of their grant.

Applicants should feel confident in contacting the Hilden office for advice.



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