UK registered charities working in those need of a safe and secure home can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 – £100,000 are available to cover the costs involved in directly supporting those who are disadvantaged or in vulnerable circumstances, including:

  • projects that help with fuel poverty, energy efficiency or climate action relating to homes and housing
  • projects that help those with health needs with housing, adaptations or advice
  • projects that help with bills or debt stress
  • projects that reduce loneliness, provide supported living services or adapt homes to make them safer for those with accessibility needs
  • projects that support money management or provide advice services
  • projects that support emergency accommodation

This list is not exclusive.

The foundation awards grants via two funding streams:

Small grants (up to £1,000) – Under this funding stream, capital grants are available to fund the purchase of items used to directly help those in need, rather than contributing to a charity’s running costs. The funding is only available to UK registered charities with a turnover of less than £1 million.

Large grants (£25,000-£100,000). Applicants for large grants can apply for between £25,000 and £100,000. This can be a one year grant, or split across two or three years. Large grants are only available for core, project and/or capital costs.

For our large grants, the Foundation is only accepting grants from registered charities based in or delivering work in Yorkshire and/or the North East of England.

Applications are reviewed every quarter. The next deadline for applications is the 30th August 2023.

For any questions about the Foundation’s grants, please email or call 0113 225 7518