Grants are available for local groups to support local good causes within Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, North London, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex.
The Shanly Group of companies was established in 1969 by Michael Shanly, the chairman and owner. The success of these companies and the vision of the Chairman to invest in the local communities led to many years of philanthropic donations. This support was formalised in 1997 through the creation of the Michael Shanly Charitable Trust which, in 2012, became the Shanly Foundation.
The Shanly Foundation provides funding in support of its aim to help members of society across a broad spectrum of worthy causes including the young, the elderly, those with a physical handicap, mental illness, injury or life limiting illness.
The Foundation mainly supports local community groups, charities, schools and organisations operating in the Home Counties and Thames Valley but does, from time to time, support both national and international causes such as The Scout Association, the 2014 Ebola crisis and the 2015 Syria survival kits.
Objectives of Fund
The aim of the Shanly Foundation is to help members of society across a broad spectrum of worthy causes including the young, the elderly, those with a physical handicap, mental illness, injury or life limiting illness.
There are no minimum or maximum funding levels set by the Foundation. Awards range from a few hundred to several thousand pounds with each case being considered on its own merit.
Match funding is not a specified requirement.
Who Can Apply
Applications will be considered from a range of local groups that are based and working in the Home Counties and Thames Valley. This may include:
Registered charities (particularly those supporting the physically and mentally disabled).
Organisations who support the rehabilitation of citizens back into the community.
Local sports and social clubs.
Local rotary and similar organisations.
Local scouting and guide groups.
Outdoor activity centres for young people.
Woodland and environmental conservation groups.
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, North London, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex
Awards are not made to individuals, for research or core costs.
Applications are not accepted from organisations formed less than 12 months ago.
Military charities, single faith charities, and animal welfare charities will not be considered.
Normally, the funding can be used for a wide range of good causes, including (but not limited to) the following:
Assisting the physically and mentally disabled.
The elderly and other members of local communities that may be disadvantaged through no fault of their own.
Rehabilitating citizens back into local communities.
Social and community events; festivals; exhibitions; displays; fetes; galas and concerts that help raise funds to support local good causes.
How To Apply
Applications can be made at any time.
The guidelines and online application form are available on the Foundation’s website.
Contact the Shanly Foundation for further information.
Documents & links
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