Shanly Foundation

Shanly Foundation primarily supports good causes predominantly within Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, West Sussex and parts of Surrey, Kent and Hampshire. We donate to the areas shaded on the map here.

Shanly Foundation is funded entirely from the discretionary distribution of profits made by the companies that make up Shanly Group.

Since 1969 Shanly Group and Shanly Foundation have contributed in excess of £23 million to those in need of a helping hand, from youth clubs, schools and woodland projects to centres for adults with physical and learning disabilities.

To find out more about Shanly Foundation including how to apply for help, please visit our website

Who and what we've supported recently

  • Me2Club enables children and young people with additional needs and disabilities, aged 15-19 in the Wokingham Borough, to attend mainstream activies.
  • Money donated will fund activities for 10 children, along with their helper, for a year.


  • PACT’s Family and Children Therapeutic Support Service (FACTS) provides therapeutic support tailored to the needs of adopted children, many of whom have suffered abuse or neglect. 
  • Support from the Shanly Foundation goes towards PACT’s therapeutic support for adopting families.


Child Brain Injury Trust
  • 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
  • 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 provided a school in Aylesbury with this exciting opportunity.
Maidenhead Rowing Club
  • 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
  • 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.
Dream Holidays
  • 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.
Maidenhead Scouts
  • 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
  • The Princess Alice Hospice cares for those with terminal illnesses in Surrey and South West London.
  • Money donated by the Shanly Foundation will help to fund new mattresses, consequently making a large difference to the care that patients receive.
Collett School
  • 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.

Charitable organisations close to our heart

Satro Sayers Croft Alexander Devine SportsAble Rivertime Boat Trust TVAP Beech Lodge School Cracker Appeal