Our Grant Making

We seek to identify charities of interest through our own research


CHK Foundation undertakes its own research to determine the charities it wishes to consider for funding and will make direct contact to begin discussions about opportunities.  Applications for funding are therefore not invited.

We award grants under four different programmes:

CHK Main Grants
For the 5 years to 2024, we are using our Main Grant Programme to support charities working throughout the UK with young people aged between 11 and 24 who are “at risk” as a result of their involvement in the criminal justice system, their own addictions, or as they prepare to leave, or just after leaving, care.
CHK Mission Grants
Grants under this programme are to support the protection of the environment
CHK Discretionary Grants
Grants under this programme are made at the discretion of the trustees in line with their philanthropic interests
CHK Emergency /Disaster Grants
Grants under this programme provide financial support for charitable work both nationally and internationally in response to natural disasters and humanitarian crises.


Open data

For awards from 1 January 2020, we publish our grants via 360Giving, an initiative that aims to help UK funders publish their data in an open and standard format online. You can explore our grantmaking, and that of over 100 other funders, using 360Giving’s GrantNav and Insights tools.

Click here to link to list of awards made by CHK Foundation in recent months

This data can also be downloaded in the following Excel spreadsheet:

CHK Foundation Grants awarded and paid from 1 Jan 2020

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit here . This means the data is freely accessible to anyone to be used and shared as they wish. The data must be attributed to CHK Foundation

We believe that with better information, grantmakers can be more effective and strategic decision-makers. 360Giving provides support for grantmakers to publish their grants data openly, to understand their data, and to use the data to create online tools that make grant-making more effective. For more information, visit www.threesixtygiving.org

Examples of CHK Foundation Main Grant Awards

Carefree – Fostering Independence Cornwall (registered charity 1124492).  Awarded a grant to support work enabling young people in and leaving care to meet one another, make positive changes, learn and grow together and develop the skills of building positive relationships and peer support.

Voices From Care (registered charity 1108430). Awarded a grant to support work to uphold the rights and welfare of care-experienced children and young people in Wales.

Drive Forward Foundation (registered charity 1018750). Awarded a grant to support care-experienced people between 16-26 into sustainable employment, education and training; enabling them to achieve their full potential, develop a career of their choice and to build meaningful lives for themselves.

Baca Charity (registered charity 1124569).  Awarded a grant for their specialist supported accommodation and development training for unaccompanied asylum seeking children, refugees, victims of trafficking and those at risk of exploitation.

West London Zone (registered charity 1160947). Awarded a grant to support work to improve the mental health and well being of young people in their programmes.

Leap Confronting Conflict (registered charity 1072376). Awarded a grant to support costs of the Improving Prospects Programme, which helps many young people who have care experience or are involved in the criminal justice system.

Pause Creating Space For Change (registered charity 1170310). Awarded a grant to support the set up and running costs of a new Pause Practice.

Cumbria Alcohol And Drug Advisory Service (registered charity 1002201). Awarded a grant to further the charitable objects of CADAS.

Aquarius Action Projects (registered charity 1014305). Awarded a grant for the expansion of their Evolve programme.

The Forward Trust (registered charity 1001701 ).  Awarded a grant to contribute to the salary costs of a specialist Recovery and Resettlement Worker.

Early Break (registered charity 1072052).  Awarded a grant to support direct interventions with young people to address alcohol and drug misuse issues.