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 undefined within the United Kingdom but traditionally the Foundation has given particular assistance to smaller charities in the West Midlands area. The Foundation will not 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 and therefore significant amounts of project data are not required to be submitted with grant applications.

Applicants should be aware that typically the Foundation receives approximately 500 applications per year for grants but can only fund approximately 160 of them. Applications by email are preferred to save applicants postage costs particularly as a significant number of them cannot be funded.

The current annual grants programme amounts to approximately £240,000 per annum with a typical grant being in the region of £1,500 per successful applicant.  The next grant round, for 2020/21, will commence on 1 August 2020 and remain open until 31 October 2020. Applications made outside of that period will not be accepted. Decisions on the 2020/21 grant applications will be made in January 2021.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GRANTS PROGRAMME FOR 2019/20 IS NOW FULLY CLOSED AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL  BE ACCEPTED.

All grant applicants are required to complete the Foundation’s  Grant Application Form which can be downloaded from this web-site in mid 2020 or requested by email at that time. The completed form together with any other information by way of attachments should be returned, preferably by email, to edgarelawley@gmail.com or by post to P.O. Box 456, Esher. KT10 1DP.

It should be noted that after downloading, the form should be saved to the applicants computer and saved again after completion prior to emailing or posting back to the Edgar E Lawley Foundation. It cannot be completed directly on-line.

Please also download at the appropriate time the guidance instructions associated with the Grant Application Form before completing the form prior to submission. Incorrect applications may be rejected.