About the Foundation

The majority family shareholders who established Lords have a long-standing history of charitable giving. Building on this legacy, Lords Group Trading established The Lords Group Foundation in 2021, prior to listing on AIM. The Group has committed to donating £200,000 per annum to the Foundation.

As a business it is recognised that if we are to be local leaders in our markets, this comes with the responsibility of giving back to and supporting the local communities where we trade. Lords Group Foundation therefore focuses support on making meaningful contributions to community projects that are local to our businesses. We particularly welcome applications from local community centres, as we have identified a lack of funding for these much used and needed community hubs.

The trustees meet once a quarter to consider applications from organisations with a direct charitable benefit. If you wish to make an application for funding, please use the digital form below. 

Applying for a Grant 

We welcome applications on behalf of any project which matches the Lords Group Foundation’s aims, which are: 

To build stronger communities within the UK by supporting projects and assisting in the provision of facilities, including community centres, in the interest of social welfare of community groups who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, financial hardship, or social circumstances with the object of improving their quality of life. 

How it works 

The Lords Group Foundation has recently been created and will be building up income as it grows.  Therefore, we are currently limiting donation requests up to a maximum of £5,000. 

All requests that meet the criteria above, must complete an application form for the Charity’s Trustees to assess. 

How are applications assessed? 

You can find out how we award grants by reading our Grant Making Policy

Each application is assessed against the aims of the Lords Group Foundation as well as the information provided on the application form. To be considered, project locations must be near Lords Group branch sites (2 miles within the M25 or 5 miles outside of the M25). Click here for a list of Lords Group branches. 


The Charity Trustees meet quarterly and assess grant applications that fulfil the criteria.   

Applicants may be contacted for additional information. 

Successful applicants will be contacted by the Foundation Manager.  A Grant letter will be produced and will need to be signed by representatives of both the Lords Group Foundation and the organisation receiving the grant.  Grants are awarded subject to terms and conditions detailed in the Grant Making Policy. 

Unsuccessful applicants will receive a notification email. 

How to apply: 

Complete and submit the application form using this button below:

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