Community Foundations

Community Schemes

The Trust is committed to helping small, grass roots charities who make discernible difference in their communities.   We have engaged a number of Community Foundations to administer small grants to assist in extending the Trust’s reach to these communities.

Annual Community Foundation funds

During 2022, we provided funding to the following Community Foundations:

  • Sussex Community Foundation
  • Cumbria Community Foundation
  • Community Foundation for Lancashire And Merseyside

John Laing Endowed Community Foundations

The following Community Foundations hold a permanent endowment gifted by the Company many years ago to provide on-going support to the local community.

  • Cumbria
  • Tyne & Wear
  • South Yorkshire
  • Quartet (Bristol)

These are separate to the activities of the Trust.

Applications to these organisations should be made directly to the foundation concerned.

The John Laing Legacy Archive

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


Our Strategic Priorities