The HatHats Foundation opens its first grant programme for charitable organisations supporting vulnerable people in the east of England where the HatHats Coffee Company has outlets (application deadline: Friday 1st December 2023)

The HatHats Foundation, which has recently registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (charity number 200785) with the Charity Commission and is its inaugural year of grant-making, is looking for applications to make a series of grants to community projects in the areas in which it has the stores that will make a big difference to the lives of people in those communities.

HatHats is a coffee company with a number of outlets in the east of England.

The foundation is therefore looking for projects in Whitstable, Herne Bay, Canterbury, Faversham and Folkestone.

The deadline for applications is Friday 1st December 2023.

Grants of up to £500 are available to individuals, not-for-profit organisations, local community causes and registered charities with causes close to the hearts of its employees and the communities its businesses operate in or relies upon through the HatHats Coffee Company supply chain. 

Project proposals should address the needs of people who are:

o Disabled.
o Educationally disadvantaged.
o Elderly.
o In financial hardship, and/or
o In Ill-health.

Funding is not available for:

o Projects that are completed by the time of the decision.
o Projects that support a political or religious persuasion (where funding might be expected to be available from other sources).
o Statutory services which include, but not limited, to local or national authorities, NHS hospitals or services, prisons and state schools except where the school is wholly for students with additional needs and where Government funding exceeds 50% or where the provision falls outside the scope of traditional educational funding.
o Universities, further education colleges or independent schools except where the facility is wholly for students with additional needs or clear demonstrative hardship can be demonstrated for an individual student, however this funding needs to be secured by the student not the establishment.
o Other grant making charities, or
o Overseas projects in territories not essential to the supply chain, the exception is coffee growing regions they source from as well as some dedicated relief projects for causes raised by the staff where urgent humanitarian support is needed.

Further information is available on the HatHats Foundation website.