|The Allen Lane Foundation
This charitable foundation focuses its grantmaking on projects that work with adults in the following groups:
- Asylum-seekers and refugees
- LGBTQ communities
- Migrant communities
- Offenders and ex-offenders
- Older people
- People experiencing mental health problems
- People experiencing violence or abuse
They are interested in funding work which:
- will make a lasting difference to people’s lives rather than simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems;
- is aimed at reducing isolation, stigma and discrimination, and;
- encourages or enables unpopular groups to share in the life of the whole community.
Their average grant is around £5,000 – the maximum is £15,000, but they state that only larger charities are likely to receive a grant of that size.
To be eligible for a grant, your organisation should be based in the UK, with work that takes place outside of London, and have an income of under £100,000 (for organisations working within a town or smaller area) or under £250,000 (for organisations working at a county-, region- or nation-wide level). You don’t have to be a registered charity to apply – CICs and constituted voluntary groups are also eligible.
Applications should be submitted by the beginning of April to be considered at the June meeting. For more information on how to apply, visit the Allen Lane Foundation website.