Case Studies

Alexander Leslie, awarded grant in 1986

"I was awarded a grant by The Bishop Laney Foundation to support me after leaving Soham Village College and starting as a young apprentice with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

The money was used to buy mandatory safety equipment, tools and stationery for my time in the shipyards and without it, I would have struggled terribly with the salary including food, travel and lodgings.

I was commissioned into the 4th Royal Tank Regiment and over the next 16 years served in Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Kuwait in peacekeeping roles, and Iraq in the second Gulf war and tours of Afghanistan. I retired as a Major and with a list of qualifications experience and training.

As I now sit at 50 years old, I reflected with my wife that none of this would have been possible had it not been for the money given to me by The Bishop Laney Foundation"

About us

The Bishop Laney Foundation provides grants to help apprentices and students from Ely and Soham with their training and further education.

The foundation has given these grants to assist school leavers aged under 25 living in Ely or Soham, for over 340 years.

Meet our Trustees

The trust is managed by six trustees, three from Ely and three from Soham.

They meet six times a year to oversee the various aspects of the foundation and to preserve the legacy of Bishop Benjamin Laney.


Get in touch

The Secretary
The Beeches
79 Ely Road
Little Downham

01353 699043

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