Allen Lane Foundation – Community Grants – ongoing

The Allen Lane Foundation is a grant-making trust set up in 1966 by the late Sir Allen Lane, founder of Penguin Books, to support general charitable causes.


The Foundation has no connection now with the publishing company, although three of the Trustees are members of the founder’s family. In the financial year 2012-13 Trustees awarded grants totalling just over £740,000. The Foundation is a member of The Association of Charitable Foundations.

The Allen Lane Foundation makes grants for up to three years, with a total value of £500-£15,000, although the average grant size last year was just over £5,650. Funding is focused on a number of specific beneficiary groups and grants are made across the UK.

Please see the guidelines for more details of the criteria and how to apply.

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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.