About The Trust

The John Laing Charitable Trust

The Trust was established in December 1962.

Our Mission

The Trust’s mission is to care for the welfare of existing and former employees of John Laing, and to work with others in the community to improve the lives of those in need.

Our Core Values


We believe in encouraging initiatives by those living and working in the community to strengthen their communities by enabling and supporting those in need.


We believe that all people should have the opportunity to develop their full potential and contribute to society.


We recognise the Christian values of our founder in addressing the suffering and misfortune of others.

Social Responsibility

We embrace the ethics of social responsibility in all of its activities, respecting the welfare of individuals, communities and the environment.

Our Strategic Priorities


Our strategic aim is to support people facing financial hardship, isolation, and marginalisation by strengthening community-based services.

Young People

Our strategic aim is to empower young people facing disadvantage, and support pathways to education, training, employment and skills for life towards independence.

Skills and Education

Our strategic aim is to improve access to education and employability skills for people facing greater barriers, particularly in areas of high deprivation.


Our strategic aim is to help end the cycle of homelessness by supporting holistic services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, including long-term accommodation models.


The John Laing Charitable Trust (‘JLCT’) currently has six Trustees:   Tim Foster, Christopher Laing OBE, Lynn Krige, Chris Waples, Stewart Laing  and Alexandra Gregory.

The Trustees meet formally up to four times during the year. In between meetings, established procedures are followed for decision making and approval of payments.

As a registered charity, JLCT abides by the rules of the Charity Commission and Charity Law.

Our Strategic Priorities