The Beatrice Laing Trust was established in 1952 by Sir John Laing. 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 seeking to relieve poverty in its broadest sense, both throughout the UK and overseas. Grant recipients include:
- Organisations, many of them Christian organisations working to express their faith through practical action to help those in need, offering direct support to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in society, including:
- the homeless
- the elderly
- former Servicemen and women
- Charities providing practical services to people with physical, mental and learning difficulties and their families/carers. Examples include:
- special schools seeking to develop and expand their facilities in order to enable them to meet the needs of people with increasingly complex disabilities
- those involved in supporting young people with complex needs in the transition into adulthood, providing supported accommodation and opportunities for training/meaningful employment
- those seeking to provide facilities for respite care
- Organisations providing opportunities for training and development to young people, in particular those who are disadvantaged or ‘at risk’.
- Small-scale overseas development projects aiming to build the capacity of local partners to develop long-term sustainable solutions to local problems in countries in the developing world.
Grants are made to registered charities and typically range between £1,000 and £5,000, although the Trust has the capacity to make a few larger grants each year.
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