Supporting local charities and community causes

Who we support

Shanly Foundation - Who we support

The Foundation primarily supports local good causes in the South East of England, particularly Thames Valley, Home Counties and London. These include scouting and guide groups, schools, community groups, sporting groups, social and community events, Rotary clubs and registered charities. We consider each and every application thoroughly and our award or pledge is usually a one-off. However we also have a number of organisations we support on a long-term regular basis. 

These groups include:

Thames Hospice, Windsor - providing adult hospice services throughout East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire
SATRO, Guildford - an educational charity and social enterprise which works with young people in Surrey and the South East
Sayers Croft, Cranleigh - a beautiful, safe site with 56 acres of woodlands, meadows, ponds and fields which provides quality outdoor experiences for young people 
SportsAble, Maidenhead – a disability sports centre dedicated to ensuring the enjoyment of sport for all.

Recent Beneficiaries

  • Me2Club enables children and young people with additional needs and disabilities, aged 5-19 in the Wokingham Borough, to attend mainstream activities.
  • Money donated in late 2017 will fund activities for 10 children, along with their helper, for a year.
  • PACT’s award winning Family and Children Therapeutic Support Service (FACTS) provides therapeutic support tailored to meet the needs of adopted children, many of whom have suffered abuse or neglect in early years. 
  • Support from the Shanly Foundation goes towards PACT’s therapeutics support for adopting families living in the Thames Valley.
  • The Child Brain Injury Trust is the only UK charity to provide long-term, non-clinical support to any child with an acquired brain injury and their family.
  • Money donated will help fund the expansion of the charity’s Central England Child and Family Support Service into the South East.
  • Farms for city children offers children from all over the country the opportunity to live and work together for a week on a real farm in the heart of the countryside.
  • The money donated has provided a school in Aylesbury with this exciting opportunity.
  • Money donated supports the club and enables children to participate in rowing who may not otherwise have been able to afford club fees, kit or competition entry fees.
  • This ensures that all children have the opportunity to experience and enjoy rowing.
  • Excellent Development work in Africa to construct sand dams in villages.
  • The sand dams bring drinking water closer to people's homes and help to stabilise the ground, therefore crops can also be grown nearby.
  • Supporting 200 Berkshire families with children living with Cystic Fybrosis.
  • Donations will ensure special wishes are granted and even more families benefit from the specially tailored holidays they organise.
  • The Shanly Foundation has helped the Bray and Holyport Scout Group achieve their goal of raising £100,000 for their new scout hut.
  • Fundraising has taken over two years but with their goal achieved, building work began in March 2015.
  • The Princess Alice Hospice cares for those with terminal illnesses in Surrey and South West London.
  • Money donated by the Foundation will help to fund new mattresses, consequently making a large difference to the care that patients receive.
  • The Collett School has a wealth of knowledge and experience working with children and young people with learning disabilities.
  • Money donated will be used to build two sensory learning spaces at the school.