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.