Shanly Foundation

Status: Open to applications


Grants are available for local groups to support local good causes within Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, North London, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

Value Notes

There are no minimum or maximum funding levels set by the Foundation. The average award exceeds £3,000.

Extended Description

The Shanly Foundation provides funding in support of its aim to help members of society across a broad spectrum of worthy causes including the young, the elderly, those with a physical handicap, mental illness, injury or life limiting illness.

The Foundation mainly supports local community groups, charities, schools and organisations operating in the Home Counties and Thames Valley but does, from time to time, support both national and international causes such as The Scout Association, the 2014 Ebola crisis and the 2015 Syria survival kits.

Latest Information

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Key Criteria

Applications will be considered from a range of local groups that are based and working in the Home Counties and Thames Valley.

This includes registered charities, scouting and guide groups, schools, community groups, sporting groups, social and community events, and Rotary clubs.

Eligible Expenditure

The funding can be used for a wide range of good causes, including but not limited to the following:

  • Assisting the physically and mentally handicapped.
  • The elderly and other members of local communities that may be disadvantaged through no fault of their own.
  • Rehabilitating citizens back into local communities.
  • Local sports and social clubs.
  • Local scouting and guiding groups.
  • Outdoor activity centres for young people.
  • Woodland and environmental conservation organisations.
  • Social and community events; festivals; exhibitions; displays; fetes; galas and concerts that help raise funds to support local good causes.
  • Aid for international natural disasters.

Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding is not a specified requirement.


Awards may be made to individual applicants under exceptional circumstances only.

Application Procedure

The guidelines and application forms are available from the Foundation website. The completed application form can be submitted in writing, via email or through the online form.

Contact the Shanly Foundation for further information.

Addresses and contacts

Application forms available on the website

Contact details:
Charity Administrator
Shanly Foundation 
Sorbon, Aylesbury End