Applicant Info

The John Laing Charitable Trust has been supporting charities since 1962. From small community groups to large national institutions, the Trustees aim to support organisations that have effective work streams which will help them solve the problems they have identified as priorities and contribute to achieving the lasting impact they wish, in order to achieve their strategic aims.  Consequently, we will only work with charities that are aligned with our strategic aims.

Please note that applications to the Trust are currently closed.  Until further notice, we only process invited applications.

Who We Fund

The Trust funds charitable organisations who can demonstrate public benefit including:

  • Registered charities
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Recognised Volunteer-led groups
  • NGOs regulated and Other non-UK Tax exempt/regulated charitable organisations
  • Organisations outside the United Kingdom but only if they have a direct link with the John Laing Group; applications have to come from the John Laing Group representative.

Projects We Fund

The Trust funds charitable organisations who can demonstrate public benefit (and security over funding) including:

  • Project/Specific activity costs (typically £10,000 to £75,000)
  • Core funding (cover costs of running the organisation)
  • Capital projects (£250,000+) – We will only consider these from organisations whom the Trust have worked with in the past.
  • Single or Multi-year funding


  • Individuals other than current or former employees of John Laing
  • Organisations not aligned to our strategic priorities
  • Organisations whose main aim is animal welfare
  • Sponsorships
  • Projects that are not for public benefit

Grant Guidelines

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The John Laing Legacy Archive

We are custodian of a large and historically significant film, photographic and document collection.


Our Strategic Priorities