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Leeds Building Society Foundation

Since 1999 the Foundation has donated £1.8m to over 2,600 local projects and good causes across the UK, which relieve suffering, hardship or poverty.

Who can apply

The Foundation accepts applications from UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity. You don’t need to have an account or mortgage with Leeds Building Society to apply for funding. 

Restrictions

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

How to apply

To apply for a donation, use our online form – https://www.leedsbuildingsociety.co.uk/your-society/about-us/foundation/application-form/index/ 

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.

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