Aims/priorities: The Laing Family Trusts support a wide range of charities engaged in promoting Christian faith and values and in the relief of poverty (interpreted in its broadest sense), both in the UK and overseas.
Beatrice Laing Trust – Its focus is on the relief of poverty and the advancement of the evangelical Christian faith, both at home and abroad. Financial support is given to a wide range of charities working to relieve poverty in its broadest sense, both throughout the UK and overseas.
The Kirby Laing Foundation – supports a wide range of charities both in the UK and abroad; reflecting his personal interests and concerns and those of the Trustees. These include education, social and medical welfare projects, overseas development and the promotion of the evangelical Christian faith.
Maurice and Hilda Laing Charitable Trust – has a specifically Christian focus and most grants are made through faith-based organisations. The Trustees have identified three main areas of giving:
Advancement of Christian religion;
Relief of poverty in the UK; and
Relief of poverty overseas.
The Martin Laing Foundation – Areas of particular interest include environmental and conservation work, small community projects benefiting disadvantaged young people or the elderly and infirm, and Norfolk-based activities. A small number of grants are made to overseas projects, particularly in Malta and Thailand.
Who can apply? Registered charities in the UK
Grant amount: Applicants are advised to set out the total project cost and allow the Trustees to find their own level within this; they will rarely fund a project in full. Grants awarded may be for specific items within the budget or a general contribution towards the overall cost.
Application process: There is no formal application form, application is by letter, accompanied by a concise proposal (usually about 3 – 4 pages).
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year
Tel: 020 8238 8890 Post: Ms Elizabeth Harley, 33 Bunns Lane, Mill Hill,
London, NW7 2DX Website address: www.laingfamilytrusts.org.uk