About us

Shanly Foundation aims to support causes across a wide spectrum that benefit the local community including support for:

  • Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds 
  • The homeless 
  • Mental health
  • People with physical disabilities 
  • Life limiting illness

Shanly Foundation is funded entirely by the Shanly Group of companies. Since 1969, Shanly Group and Shanly Foundation have contributed more than £26m to support hundreds of local community groups and charitable organisations. Each year Shanly Foundation now donates over a million pounds to good causes, providing valuable financial assistance and improving the quality of life for those most in need across our communities.


In 2023 Shanly Foundation made 428 awards to a value of £1.6 million.

  • Percentage of awards below £1,000 4% 4%
  • Percentage of awards between £1,001 and £9,999 66% 66%
  • Percentage of awards between £10,000 and £24,999 11% 11%
  • Percentage of awards between £25,000 and £49,999 11% 11%
  • Percentage of awards over £50,000 and £99,999 15% 15%


Shanly Group of companies was established in 1969 by Chairman and owner, Michael Shanly.

Shanly Foundation was born out of the success of these companies and the vision of the Chairman to give back to the communities in which they operate.

The principal operating companies in the Group are: 

Shanly Homes: an award-winning regional housebuilder with its main area of operation in the Homes Counties and Thames Valley regions. 

Sorbon Estates: a commercial property investment company specialising in acquiring, refurbishing, redeveloping, and managing retail, leisure, industrial, office and marina assets. 

Shanly Partnership Homes: awarded Register Provider status in 2012, the company delivers high quality, new homes to the shared ownership market across the Home Counties. 


CALM X Maidenhead United

CALM X Maidenhead United

We are proud to announce we are continuing to support Maidenhead United Football Club as they collaborate with suicide prevention charity, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), for the second...

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Beech Lodge School

Beech Lodge School

In 2013 the Shanly Foundation and Shanly Group of companies was delighted to support the planning, building, and opening of the unique, Beech Lodge School. The school offers a transformational...

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Supporting the Scouts

Supporting the Scouts

We were so pleased to be able to support local Scout Groups in the counties of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, offering the opportunity to support repairs and extensions or activities and equipment....

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