The John Laing Charitable Trust (JLCT) has always tried to match its areas of donations to sectors allied to the Company's business.
More recently, the Trust has concentrated its support on charities which support the following main themes:-
2. Community Regeneration
3. Disadvantaged young people
4. Homelessness with a particular emphasis on day centres
The John Laing Charitable Trust takes a pro-active role in seeking charities that fit the criteria.
Donations range from £250 to £25,000 with up to 12 charities receiving more than £10,000. Usually, charities receive one-off donations, but a small number are supported for an agreed period, often up to three years.
The budget for grants in 2012 has been set at £750,000 and a significant proportion of this has already been allocated.