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

  • 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. Following a meeting with Amber representatives, our trustees have decided to make a significant donation to Amber for the next three years.
  • 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.
  • Delight delivers high-quality arts-based learning programmes to support the creative development, learning and well-being of children. Their Delight in the Woods project immerses children in ‘Story Land’ in the woods where they encounter a host of intriguing characters facing a range of dilemmas.
  • No5 is a community- based organisation offering counselling and support to young people and those around them. Their counselling sessions are provided by fully trained volunteer counsellors. Our support will go towards the development of of the new hub in Reading.
  • We are the main sponsor for University of Reading's Community Festival 2023. The festival will bring together local residents, small business owners, charities & organisations from across the town. With outstanding live music, theatre and performance, incredible street food and a packed programme of hands-on activities for children and grown-ups to get involed with throughout the day.
  • 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.   
  • 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.