The Allen Lane Foundation funds small registered charities, voluntary groups, and charitable organisations.
Over a typical year, we make around 150 grants, to a total value of between £750,000 and £800,000.
We fund particular beneficiary groups – currently these are:
Asylum seekers and refugees
Gypsies and Travellers
Offenders and ex-offenders
People experiencing mental health problems
People experiencing violence or abuse
Our maximum grant is £15,000.
The average grant size is around £5,000-£6,000.
While recognising (and being willing to support) on-going, tried and tested projects, we are also particularly interested in unusual, imaginative or pioneering projects which have perhaps not yet caught the public imagination.