Supporting local charities and community causes

Who we support

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Shanly Foundation primarily supports good causes predominantly within Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, West Sussex and parts of Surrey and HampshireThese include scouting and guide groups, schools, community groups, sporting groups, social and community events as well as registered charities. We consider each and every application thoroughly and our award or pledge is usually a one-off. There are also a number of organisations we support on a regular long-term basis which include Thomley and Sayers Croft.

Recent Beneficiaries

  • ABC to read help transform the lives of children who are struggling to read at primary schools across Berkshire. Volunteer reading mentors work one-to-one with children to build their confidence and reading skills and they help each child the work with, to enjoy reading.
  • Carers UK provide expert advice, information and support to carers. They connect carers so no-one has to care alone, campaign for lasting change and innovate to find new ways to reach and support carers.
  • LEAF work with farmers and growers across the globe to deliver more sustainable farming through LEAF Marque certification. Gaining insight into the impact of the LEAF Marque assurance system is crucial for continuous improvement of their standards. Our funds will be used to enable farmers to host school visits to show children where their food comes from.
  • A charity that transforms the lives of blind children and adults, UK wide. By publishing Touch to See books, they bring the visual world to life for blind and partially sighted people who can borrow the books free from their online or postal library. 
  • Providing support to adults and children experiencing mental health issues, modern slavery, immigration, trafficking, homelessness and complex needs associated with domestic abuse, empowering them to live a life beyond crisis.
  • A charity that aims to challenge the attitudes and perceptions of young people within the community. Through multi-generational and conservation projects, Wycombe Youth Action provide young people with the opportunity to give back to their community through creative arts, helping to challenge stereotypes and reduce social exclusion.   
  • Amber Foundation support homeless and unemployed young people by providing a temporary, safe place to live and with the space and support that they need to transform their lives.
  • The only UK charity dedicated to improving broad leaved trees by conventional, selective breeding. In the same way that it is possible to breed better cows, wheat, apples, roses etc. its possible to do the same with broad leaved trees. It takes longer but the results can be world changing.
  • Scouts encourage young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, they help over 460,000 young people aged 6-25 enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. 
  • Chilterns MS Centre have a vision to be a beacon of excellence and a lifeline to everyone affected locally by Multiple Sclerosis (MS), empowering them to achieve their goals through physical, practical and emotional support for both themselves and their families, for as long as they need.
  • Disability Challengers provide a world where all children and young people can play together freely. Play is so important and they provide truly inclusive, fun and safe places where all disabled children and young people can spend time with their friends, offering a positive impact for families and the wider community.
  • Number 22 Community Counselling Services provide free and confidential counselling services to those in need across Windsor, Maidenhead and Slough. Since 1976 the charity has acquired over 100 volunteer counsellors who donate their time to support individuals experiencing both physical and mental distress.