Community Foundations

Community Foundations

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

For the year 2019/20, we have engaged the following Community Foundations and provided funds of £20,000 to administer small grants on our behalf.

  • Cheshire
  • Essex
  • Sussex
  • Lancashire
  • Surrey

Additionally, we have also funded specific projects with the following Community Foundations.

  • Oxford
  • Cumbria
  • Norfolk

John Laing Endowed Community Foundation

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