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. In both 2020 and 2021, some Emergency /Disaster Grants were offered to support COVID response work.


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 an entry about CHK Foundation on 360Giving’s GrantNav.

Our grant 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 recent grants

2021 CHK Emergency /Disaster Grants

The Branch Trust (registered charity number 1191055) was awarded a grant to support response to COVID related matters in the communities in and around Chipping Norton

The Childhood Trust (registered charity number 1154032) was awarded a grant to support the Champions for Children 2021 campaign

Emmaus Oxford (registered charity number 1066618) was given a donation to their COVID appeal

AfghanAid (registered charity number 1045348) was given a donation to support both humanitarian assistance and development work in Afghanistan

2021 CHK Foundation Main Grant Awards

The Avenues Youth Project (registered charity number 1090210) was awarded a 2 year grant to expand their Seniors programme.

The Mix (registered charity number 1048995) was awarded a grant to make The Mix the leading online resource for information reflecting young people’s experiences of drugs and addiction.

Break (registered charity number 286650) was awarded a grant for ‘Fostering Futures’, to provide intense wrap-around support to young people leaving foster care in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire to enable them to make successful transitions to independent living.