The Martin Laing Foundation

The Martin Laing Foundation was established in 1979 by Sir Martin Laing, a grandson of Sir John Laing. Areas of particular interest include environmental and conservation work, small community projects benefiting disadvantaged young people or the elderly and infirm, and Norfolk-based activities. A small number of grants are made to overseas projects, particularly in Malta and Thailand.

In the year ended 5 April 2013 the Foundation made 57 grants totalling £232,748. Most grants range between £500 and £5,000, although a few larger grants are made each year.

Potential applicants should note that very few unsolicited approaches to this Foundation are successful.


Sir John Martin Kirby Laing (Chairman)
Lady Stephanie Stearn Laing
Edward Charles Kirby Laing
Colin Howard Fletcher
Nicholas Gregory
Alexandra Catherine Beatrice Jane Gregory
Graham Michael Sillett

Charity Number: 278461

The Foundation's latest annual report and accounts can be viewed on the Charity Commission's website.