Recent Grant Awards

Our 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.

We aim to be transparent about our grant-making and are delighted to share a list of our major grants the Trust made in the financial year ending 31st December 2020.


Gateshead Carers
Maintenance costs at Caldew House
Church Action on Poverty
More than Just a Full Tummy  – Your local Pantry
Helpline and tribunal support service
Develop new partnership – food distribution
Down’s Syndrome Association
WorkFit London
Royal Horticultural Society
Community Growing Spaces RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford
Helping adults to read
The Silver Line
Support for the helpline


National Literacy Trust
Young Readers’ Programme
Help students’ skills and efficacy
Groundwork East
Extending learning to school grounds
Business in the Community
Students and schools skills training
Improving mental health with parents
UWC Atlantic College
Access to education through bursary
Right to Success
Closing literacy gap for 11-14-year-olds
Teach First
Transforming Through Leadership
The PTI 
The Primary Programme


Preston Road Women’s Centre
Women In Safe Homes (WISH) Catalytic Grant Fund

Disadvantaged Youth

Andrew Simpson Foundation
Aim high Community Sailing Programme
Leap Confronting Conflict
To support the development of Improving Prospect
Programmes for Teens and young adults in Foster Care
Safeguarding of children by helping families
Evaluation of impact of working with families
National Working Group
Tackling Child Exploitation in a global Pandemic

The John Laing Legacy Archive

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


Our Strategic Priorities