Beatrice Laing Trust
Of interest to Organisations dealing with Poverty, Evangelical Christian Faith, Homeless, Elderly, Ex-Offenders, Former Service Personnel
The Beatrice Laing Trust’s focus is on the relief of poverty and the advancement of the evangelical Christian faith, both at home and abroad.
Previous grant recipients have included:
- 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.
A significant percentage of the grants awarded are made on a one-off basis for capital purposes such as the purchase or construction of new premises, building extension, redevelopment or refurbishment, or the purchase of equipment and vehicles. Most other grants are directed towards specific projects which will meet a clearly defined and demonstrable need within the applicant charity’s beneficiary/client group which cannot be met from statutory sources. Such grants may be made on a one-off basis or phased, often on a tapering basis, over a three year period. Evidence of longer-term sustainability is an important factor in the Trustees’ decision-making.
While the Trust does not make grants towards the ongoing cost of sustaining core activities, the Trustees do recognise that securing funding for such costs can be a particular challenge. Applicants should, therefore, include a reasonable level of management costs to cover overheads when submitting a project budget; this may include some employment costs.
Grants typically range between £1,000 and £5,000, although the Trust has the capacity to make a few larger grants each year. Grants typically range between £1,000 and £5,000, although the Trust has the capacity to make a few larger grants each year.
Applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year.