London Stock Exchange Group Foundation


Overview: Making the difference in the communities in which we operate

London Stock Exchange Group Foundation is a charitable trust set up through the Charities Aid Foundation and is the single channel for London Stock Exchange Group’s charitable giving. The Foundation looks to fund significant endeavours and to make investments in the communities in which it operates across the Group in the UK, Italy, Sri Lanka, France and the US. It provides corporate giving that is integrated with the Group’s brand values and facilitates employee community involvement. The Foundation focuses on initiatives aimed at helping young and disadvantaged people to reach their full potential, through the development of life skills and business enterprise.

Key focus areas

What the LSEG Foundation does
The LSEG Foundation generally provides funding for projects and organisations that fit within the following three areas:

Children & Youth
Organisations that support the potential of young people and provide them with the tools they need to learn and succeed.

Organisations that support and promote health initiatives, education and research programmes that improve the lives of those who live in our local communities.

Arts & Culture
Organisations that provide inspiring, enjoyable and diverse cultural programmes and events that raise the profile of the areas in which we operate.

The Foundation will reserve the right, on occasion, to make charitable donations outside of these three categories. It will not, though, sanction charitable donations that may be construed as political or as promoting the commercial advancement of the Group.

How you can apply
If you are a not-for-profit organisation you can apply for funding by filling in our application form
The Foundation Committee will review applications on a quarterly basis and provide you with feedback as soon as possible.

Key parameters that will be taken into consideration are:

  • Consistency with the Foundation’s scope.
  • Community involvement in the areas we operate in: UK, Italy and Sri Lanka.
  • Measurability of impact on involved communities.
  • LSEG staff involvement.

If you need more information about the application process or have any queries about the scope of the Foundation’s charitable giving, please write to

If you would like more information:
LSEG Foundation Terms of Reference.