Our Funding

The Allen Lane Foundation funds small registered charities, voluntary groups, and charitable organisations.


We do not make grants to individuals.


We make grants for work across the UK – BUT NOT within Greater London.

We fund charities and organisations that work with six particular beneficiary groups – please click on the links below:

 A new programme is soon to be launched, focussing on Young People.

Over a typical year, we make around 150 grants, to a total value of between £750,000 and £800,000.  

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.

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