Charitable foundation which supports young people, the disabled and the terminally ill. The Hedley Foundation was set up in 1971 and endowed from a family trust of which the principle asset was the compensation received on nationalisation. It has assets of some £20 million. Main objective (currently about 70% of the Foundation's budget) Young people: their education, recreation, support, training, health and welfare, Subsidiary objectives Disabled people and the terminally ill: provision of specialist equipment and support for carers.
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The Trust considers applications relating to young people, their education, recreation, support, training, health and welfare. This currently accounts for about half of the Foundation's annual grants. It also funds disabled people and the terminally ill for the provision of…