John Laing Charitable Trust Fund

Background Information: The John Laing Charitable Trust Fund is managed by the Community Foundation for Lancashire on behalf of the John Laing Charitable Trust

What is the focus of the fund:  The Trust would like to make grants under the sectors it operates which cover the following areas:


How much is available: The maximum grant available is £1,000 and the total budget for this round is £10,000

Who can apply:Voluntary or community groups with a constitution or set of rules in the group’s name, which includes CICs and social enterprises


Which areas are covered: Lancashire wide covering all boroughs  


Priorities:  Priority will be given to small grassroots groups with low incomes.  The panel prefers to fund sustainable projects that have a long term benefit and that can really make a difference in their community.


The Trust does not support charities whose main aim is animal welfare.


Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded:



Documents which need to be included with your application:

1. A copy of the group’s rules or constitution

2. A copy of the group’s latest annual accounts or income/expenditure document

3. A copy of a recent bank statement for your group

4. A copy of the group’s current Safeguarding Policy. All applicants must ensure that they hold relevant policies and procedures in place to undertake activities, such as Criminal Records Bureau checks and/or a health and safety policy, depending on proposed activity. If unsure about what you need please contact the Community Foundation for help (details below)

NB: If you have received a grant from us in the last 12 months and have already submitted copies of the above documents, you do not need to send them in again. However, a bank statement is required with every application.


The following items cannot be supported via the fund:


What happens next?

Completed applications are considered by Community Foundation staff to check eligibility. You may be contacted for more information after applying and a decision making panel will make recommendations based on the fund’s criteria and the budget available.


You should expect to hear the outcome of your application within 6 weeks of the closing date.

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