About the Trust
The Headley Trust was established under a Trust Deed dated 4 July 1973 and became a registered charity on 20 February 1974. There are seven trustees on the board, all with differing expertise and interests.
What we fund
Arts and Heritage UK
- Regional museums and galleries (including Local Authority museums); curators; acquisitions; display, study, acquisition of British ceramics; industrial, maritime, built heritage conservation; archaeology; arts education digitisation and outreach. Repairs and restoration for pre-1850 Anglican cathedrals.
- The Headley Museums Archaeological Acquisition Fund runs alongside and in collaboration with the Arts Council England/ V&A Purchase Grant Fund. You can find out more and apply here: The Headley Museums Archaeological Acquisition Fund.
Health and Social Welfare
- Support for older people to live independently or improve their quality of life in residential care; projects that help disadvantaged families and young people, especially with access to basic needs, parenting, young people with experience of the care system and strengthening educational engagement.
- Projects by local organisations led by local experts focusing on education and employment interventions for women and girls; water, sanitation and hygiene and community health programmes in the poorest anglophone countries in Africa.
- Arts & Heritage projects in South Eastern Europe (via a local partner); conservation/recording of heritage; programmes building capacity in the cultural heritage sector and engaging young people in their heritage.
- Apprenticeships and bursaries in conservation and heritage skills for UK students.
- Dance and music bursaries for UK graduate and post-graduate students.
- Primary school music tuition support.
What we don’t fund
- Within its cathedral funding the Trust does not support education centres, conferences, exhibition or heritage spaces, organs, clocks, bells, plumbing, kitchens or heating.
- It does not fund parish churches.
- It does not fund individuals, expeditions or fees.
The Trust accepts applications in defined areas. You can find the criteria here: Guidelines for the Headley Application form.
After reading the guidelines, applications can be made below:
Our Annual Reports are available on the Charity Commission website.
- Helen McLeod – Lead Executive
- Karin Hooper – Executive
- Matthew Williams – Executive
- Jo Temple – Executive
- Sarah Levander – Administrator
- Bethany Friday – Finance Partner
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.