The Allen Lane Foundation funds small registered charities, voluntary groups, and charitable organisations. 

The aim of its new Social Cohesion programme is:

* To proactively work towards building better community cohesion and trust, and encouraging respect and understanding in the local area

* To proactively promote the inclusion of marginalised groups and individuals in the life of the local community

* To fund work which breaks down barriers and tensions in the local community thereby reducing feelings of division and “them and us”.

The Foundation is seeking applications from community-led grassroots groups and organisations which have a focus of work being at a very local/community level, which could be a housing estate or distinct community.

Applications will be particularly encouraged from areas of high deprivation but not exclusively. The Foundation is keen to support communities come up with their own solutions to local issues of division.

The maximum grant is £15,000 and the average grant size is around £5,000-£6,000.

For more information and to find details on how to apply, please visit