The Shanly Group of companies was established in 1969 by chairman and owner, Michael Shanly. The principal operating companies in the Group are Shanly Homes, Sorbon Estates and Shanly Partnership Homes.
The Shanly Foundation is the charitable arm of the Shanly Group and is funded entirely from the discretionary distribution of profits made by the companies that make up the Shanly Group. Since conception the Shanly Foundation has donated over £13 million to a huge range of organisations and charities and receives over 600 applications for funding per annum.
Each and every application received by the Shanly Foundation is considered thoroughly with award recipients determined not only by the Trustees of the Foundation but also by the staff of the Shanly Group of companies whose hard work makes all of this possible. Staff are invited to attend monthly Foundation meetings and are actively encouraged to introduce charities and organisations that are close to their hearts.
The Shanly Foundation aims to help members of society across a broad spectrum of worthy causes including the young, the elderly, those with a physical handicap, mental illness, injury or life limiting illness. The Foundation primarily supports local community groups, charities, schools and organisations operating in the Home Counties and Thames Valley but does, from time to time, support both national and international causes.
Whilst the Foundation tends to make a large number of awards across a wide spectrum, on occasion larger awards are granted where it is considered a greater impact can be achieved.