Allen Lane Foundation

Aims/priorities: Funding available for projects working with the following beneficiary groups –

  • Asylum seekers and refugees (but not groups working with a single nationality)
  • Gypsies and Travellers
  • Migrant communities
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • Older people
  • People experiencing mental health problems
  • People experiencing violence or abuse

The Foundation is an adult-focussed funder, not for specific work with children or young people.

The aim of the programme is to:

  • Proactively work towards building better community cohesion and trust, and encouraging respect and understanding in the local area
  • Proactively promote the inclusion of marginalised groups and individuals in the life of the local community
  • Fund work which breaks down barriers and tensions in the local community thereby reducing feelings of division and “them and us”.

Who can apply? Small registered charities, voluntary groups and charitable organisations with income less than £100,000.

Applications will be particularly encouraged from areas of high deprivation but not exclusively.

Grant amount:  The Foundation makes single grants, or grants split over two or three years.

One-off grants of between £500 and £15,000 are available. The average grant is between £5,000 and £6,000.

Grants repeated for more than one year vary from around £500 per annum up to £5,000 per annum, for a maximum of three years.

Grants may be used for start-up, core or project costs

Application process: Online eligibility quiz and those who are eligible will be directed to the application form.

Deadline:  Applications received until Monday 12 April will be considered in the round leading up to the June 2021 meeting.

Applications are processed all the time.

Website address:

£1000.01 to £10,000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Older People
Communities Experiencing Racial Inequalities