Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation

leedsbuildingsocietyLeeds Building Society Charitable Foundation makes grants of between £250 and £1000 for registered charities and groups affiliated to registered charities for community based projects which aim to provide relief of suffering, hardship or poverty, or their direct consequences.




Examples of previous donations have been to projects supporting;


Homeless people;
Adults and children with physical and mental disabilities;
Older people;
Underprivileged families;
Deaf, blind and partially sighted people;
Community projects benefiting local residents;
Victims of natural and civil disasters in the UK; and
Scout, Guide & Play groups.


Applications must be for capital expenditure, not towards general running costs.


The Foundation is unlikely to make donations for:

The restoration or upgrading of buildings, including churches;
Environmental charities (unless there is a benefit to a disadvantaged community); and
Administration equipment such as IT equipment for a charity's own use.


The Foundation is unable to support:

Projects with religious, political or military purposes;
Overseas charities or projects;
Individuals, including sponsorship of individuals;
Animal welfare projects; and
Medical research.


How to apply?

In order to keep costs down, there is no application form. Simply write to:

The Secretary, Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation, 105 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AS. Tel: 0113 216 7429

Remember to include the following information:

The name of your organisation
The name of the project, and brief information about its work
A contact name, address and phone number
Your registered charity number
Details of what the donation would be used for
Who would benefit from the donation
Your nearest Leeds Building Society branch


All applications will be acknowledged. The Trustees meet quarterly in March, June, September and November. Following the meeting we will write to you and let you know whether or not your application has been successful.


For more information please contact the secretary of the charitable foundation on 0113 216 7429, or visit http://www.leedsbuildingsociety.co.uk/your-society/about-us/charitable-foundation/