The Lawson Trust Launches the Lawson Trust Million-Pound Endowment Match Challenge

To celebrate and encourage philanthropy in Kent, The Lawson Trust is launching an exciting new match funding partnership with Kent Community Foundation.

Building on the charitable legacy of Raymond and Blanche Lawson, the partnership aims to create a lasting bequest for Kent and help those in need in their local community while encouraging philanthropic giving.

The funds will be invested in perpetuity and the income gained every year will be used for charitable grant-making.

The Match Challenge is open to individuals, families, trusts and foundations and businesses wishing to start an endowment fund or build upon an existing endowment fund at Kent Community Foundation.

New fund-holders must be committed to setting up a named endowment fund, starting at £50,000 and current fund-holders will need to top-up by £25,000 in order to qualify for the match, with the maximum amount of match available is capped at £100,000.

Raymond Lawson was born at the turn of the 20th century and became a successful businessman with his wife Blanche at his side. Both prominent members of their local community, in later life they formed the Raymond and Blanche Lawson Charitable Trust, born out of a desire to help people in need in the local community. Today, the Lawson Trust remains an incredible legacy of the Lawson’s and firmly rooted in Kent. By partnering with Kent Community Foundation, they hope to build on this legacy and incentivise other philanthropists to support those in need in Kent and Medway.

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