Charitable Foundation

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation makes donations of up to £1,000 to UK registered charities to support community-based projects that relieve suffering, hardship or poverty.

The Foundation is independently run by a Board of Trustees. It's funded by Leeds Building Society and its members through the Your Interest in Theirs scheme.

 

Who can apply

The Foundation accepts applications from UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity.

Donations usually fund items of "capital expenditure". That means items must directly help those in need, rather than contributing to the charity's running costs.

The Foundation is unable to support:

  • Religious, military or political projects
  • Overseas charities
  • Individuals (including sponsorship)
  • Animal welfare projects
  • Medical research
  • General running costs, such as salaries, rent or utility bills
  • General fundraising appeals

You don't need to have an account or mortgage with Leeds Building Society to apply for funding.

 

How to apply

To apply for a donation, use our online form.

 

After you've applied

We'll send you an email acknowledging your application within 14 days. If we need more information, we'll contact you.

We will try to consider your application at the next scheduled meeting. But if we have a large number of applications, or if we don't have enough funds available, we may need to take it to another meeting during the year.

If your application is successful, donations are made by cheque to the official name of your charity, normally within 7 days of the meeting.

 

Unsuccessful applications

You can apply for funding again if your application is unsuccessful, but not for the same item of expenditure.

Unfortunately, we can't give feedback on unsuccessful applications.

 

Meeting dates

Please submit your application 28 days before the next meeting. Otherwise we won't be able to look at it until the meeting after.

2017 Meeting dates
Wednesday 6th September 2017
Wednesday 15th November 2017

 

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