The Allen Lane Foundation

The Foundation is interested in funding work which benefits people in the following groups, or generalist work which includes significant numbers from more than one such group:

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

The Foundation focuses on work which:

  • will make a lasting difference to people’s lives rather than simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems
  • is aimed at reducing isolation, stigma and discrimination, and
  • encourages or enables unpopular groups to share in the life of the whole community.

The Foundation makes grants for up to three years, with a total value of £500-£15,000, although the average grant size last year was just over £5,650.  More information on the website.