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 organisations that promote integration in the community and help tackle poverty with particular regard to loneliness and isolation, discrimination, disability and mental health issues.

Disadvantaged Youth

Our strategic aim is to support charities and initiatives that are proven to break the cycle of disadvantage for young people, and contribute to the path of increased opportunities, employability, employment and independence, as well as to provide grant funding to organisations that demonstrate success in addressing inequality of opportunity for young people who are disadvantaged due to marginalisation or poverty; abuse or neglect; mental illness; and physical and learning disability.


Our strategic aim is to provide grant funding to organisations that can improve the life chances of disadvantaged young people and support the education and development of essential life skills and employment in areas of deprivation.


Our strategic aim is to support and learn from organisations that provide holistic solutions for homeless individuals and to promote innovative models for long term accommodation.


The John Laing Charitable Trust (‘JLCT’) currently has seven Trustees:   Sir Martin Laing CBE, Christopher Laing OBE, Lynn Krige, Chris Waples, Tim Foster, 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