The Allen Lane Foundation provides grants of between £500 and £15,000 to small voluntary not-for-profit organisations, where the work benefits groups of people who face hostility in UK society today.
The Foundation wishes to fund work which:
- Will make a lasting difference to people’s lives
- Is aimed at reducing isolation, stigma and discrimination
- Encourages or enables unpopular groups to share in the life of the whole community.
Priority groups that the Foundation seeks to support includes:
- Asylum seekers and refugees
- Gypsies and Travellers
- LGBTQ communities
- Migrant communities
- Offenders and ex-offenders
- Older people
- People experiencing mental health problems
- People experiencing violence or abuse.
The Foundation makes grants for work all over the United Kingdom but not where the beneficiaries of the work all live in London.
Previous projects supported include:
Town Break – a charity works to help people with early to moderate dementia which received a grant of £6,000.
Beeston Women’s Group, a self-help group for women with varying levels of mental health issues which received a grant of £2,000 to contribute towards the Group’s general running costs.
Applications can be made at any time.