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 typically the Foundation receives approximately 500 applications per year for grants but in a normal year can only fund approximately 160 of them.

In recent years the current annual grants programme has amounted to approximately £240,000 per annum with a typical grant being in the region of £1,500 per successful applicant.

The grant round, for 2021/22 closed on the 31 October 2021. The grant round for 2022/23 will open on 1 August 2022 and remain open until 31 October 2022.

Successful applicants for the 2021/22 grant round will be advised in January 2022.

All applications must be made through the Foundation’s on-line application form available on this website. No additional supporting information is required.