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 £25 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.

Applications can be made throughout the year (there is no application window). The board of trustees work hard to ensure as swift a decision making process as possible by meeting once a month to consider applications.

Who and what we've supported recently

ABC to Read
  • ABC to Read help to 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 they work with to enjoy reading.


LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming)
  • LEAF work with farmers and growers across the globe to deliver more sustainable farming through LEAF Marque certification. 
  • Our funds will be used to enable farmers to host school visits to show children where their food comes from.


Living Paintings
  • A charity that transforms the lives of blind children and adults.
  • By publishing Touch to See books they bring the visual world to life for blind or partially sighted people who can borrow the books free from their online or postal library.
The Dash Charity
  • Providing support for 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.
Wycombe Youth Action
  • 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.
Future Trees Trust
  • The only 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.
Windsor and Maidenhead Youth and Community Counselling Service AKA No. 22
  • Number 22 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.
  • Scouts encourage young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, they help over 460,000 young people aged between 6 - 25 enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.
Disability Challengers
  • Disability Challengers provide a world where all children and young people can play together freely. 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.
The Amber Foundation
  • Amber Foundation support homeless and unemployed young people by providing a temporary, safe place to live and with the space and support they need to transform their lives.

Charitable organisations close to our heart

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