Shanly Foundation

  • The Shanly Foundation supports mainly local projects and provides funding, advice and expertise.
  • Our charitable work was formalised in 1997 through the creation of the Michael Shanly Charitable Trust, which in 2012 became the Shanly Foundation.
  • We primarily support good causes within the Home Counties but also donate to major international projects, such as the 2014 Ebola crisis and the 2015 Syria survival kits project.

Shanly Group has a long history of supporting charitable and community causes and events. Since conception the Shanly Foundation has donated over £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 The Shanly Foundation including how to apply for help, please visit our website


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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 in late 2017 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.
  • 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 has 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 Foundation will help to fund new mattresses, consequently making a large difference to the care that patients receive.
The Collett School- Special Educational Needs
  • 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.



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