The Edgar E Lawley Foundation is a grant giving Charitable Foundation founded in 1961. They offer grants for general charitable purposes with particular reference to medicine, to elderly persons, and to educational purposes with reference to the arts, commerce and industry. The current annual grants programme amounts to approximately £200,000 per annum with a typical grant in the region of £1,500.
Its area of benefit is undefined within the United Kingdom but traditionally the Foundation has given particular assistance to smaller charities in the West Midlands area. The Foundation will not consider applications for grants from and on behalf of private individuals, and they prefer to award unrestricted grants to smaller charities and not for profit organisations. The application is fairly simple and straightforward, with few project details required by the Foundation so this is a great opportunity for smaller charities to gain funding towards their everyday running costs.
The Trust appears to open for applications once a year with decisions made within 3 months of the deadline. The online grant summary application form can be found on their website with further information about applying and the current deadline.