ABOUT
THE HILDEN

CHARITABLE FUND

Welcome to The Hilden Charitable Fund

The Hilden Charitable Fund was established in 1963 by Joan and Tony Rampton. It is a grant making foundation registered with the UK Charity Commission, Charity Registration Number: 232591. The Hilden Charitable Fund awards grants to projects both in the UK and in developing countries. The aim of the Fund is to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions. Both the UK and overseas fund policy is directed largely at supporting work at community level. 

Hilden's 

Approach To 

Grant Making

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. 

Our current fund making priorities are: asylum seekers and refugees, community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people, penal affairs and small development projects in the developing world. 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 many 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 funded.

Applying To The Fund

All applicants to the Fund are requested to complete an online 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 within a year of which the grant date was awarded. Applicants should feel confident in contacting the Hilden office for advice  - Office No 0207 603 1525

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. 

Trustees

The appointment of new trustees is by deed at the discretion of the trustees for the time being. Current Trustees are:

  • A J M Rampton 

  • B Mbubi

  • J Branch

  • J R A Rampton QC 

  • Mrs E K Rodeck 

  • Ms C S L Rampton 

  • Ms E J Rodeck 

  • Ms E Jenkins

  • Ms M E Baxter OBE

  • Ms S Khatun 

  • P Rampton

  • Prof C H Rodeck 

  • Prof D S Rampton 

  • Prof M B H Rampton 

  • R 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. 

General Information  

Constitution

Hilden Staff

Team &

Advisors

Hilden Staff Team


Rodney Hedley, Secretary to the Trustees
Catherine Sotto, Office Manager

 

Advisers

 

Bankers
CAF Bank

25 Kings Hill Avenue

ME19 4JQ

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

 

Ruffer LLP

80 Victoria Street

London

SW1E 5JL


Solicitors
Dixon Ward
16 The Green
Richmond
Surrey TW9 1QD

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