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Shanly Foundation

What we do

The Shanly Foundation primarily supports good causes predominantly within Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, North London, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex. From time to time we also lend support to national and international organisations.

Since conception the Shanly Foundation has donated over £10 million to those in need of a helping hand, from youth clubs, schools and woodland projects to centres for adults with physical and learning disabilities.

Who can apply?

The main philosophy of the Foundation is to help local good causes. In particular we welcome applicants that are helping to improve the welfare and quality of life of those that are disadvantaged within the community. We also support many local community events and festivals, scouts and girl guides, local schools, sports and social clubs as well as international aid organisations.

Listed below are examples of the type of application the Foundation will receive.

  • Registered charities, particularly those that assist the physically and mentally handicapped
  • The elderly and other members of the local communities that may be disadvantaged through no fault of their own
  • Organisations that help rehabilitate citizens back into local communities
  • Local sports and social clubs
  • Local Rotary and similar community organisations
  • Local scouting and guiding groups
  • Outdoor activity centres for young people
  • Woodland and environmental conservation organisations
  • Social and community events; festivals; exhibitions; displays; fetes; galas and concerts that help raise funds to support local good causes
  • Aid for international natural disasters

Only under exceptional circumstances are awards made to individual applicants.

Full details of conditions and the application process are available at the Foundation website at Shanly Foundation.

Please note: Basingstoke Voluntary Action work closely with the local community to raise awareness of grants and also assist with advice and guidance on applications etc. If you apply for this or any other grant, please let us know via email to enable us to understand what is being applied for. Also, if you are in fact successful in receipt of any grant please let us know to enable reporting of such funding locally.


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