About us

The objectives of The Edgar E Lawley Foundation are for general charitable purposes with particular reference to medicine, to necessitous elderly persons, and to educational purposes with reference to the arts, commerce and industry.

Its area of benefit is to any charity or not for profit organisation within the United Kingdom. The Foundation is not able to consider applications for grants from and on behalf of private individuals. The Foundation’s preference is to award unrestricted grants to smaller charities and not for profit organisations.

Applicants should be aware that the Foundation receives over 1,000 applications per year for grants but in a normal year can only fund perhaps 100 to 125.

In 2023/24 the annual grants programme amounted to approximately £200,000  with a typical grant being in the region of £2,000 per successful applicant. This may be increased in subsequent years

The grant round for 2023/24 (April to March) closed on the 31  October 2023 and will re-open on 1 August 2024 before closing on 31 October 2024.

Successful applicants for the 2024/25 grant round will be advised in November or December 2024 and grants will be made by bank transfer at a later date to be advised.

If applicants have not been advised that their application was successful by early December they should assume that it has not been funded..

It should be noted that grant applications can only be made through the Foundation’s on-line application form available on this website.

No additional supporting information other than that requested on the on-line application form is required.