The L&Q Foundation
The L&Q Foundation improves peoples chances in life by creating opportunities and projects that tackle disadvantage and social inequality. The work of the Foundation is fundamental to L&Q's vision and values.
The work of the Foundation is focused on these themes:
- Strengthening communities
- Positive futures for young people
- Increased employability
- Financial inclusion
£4m annual fund
The L&Q Foundation is funded with £4 million each year.
Funding is open to groups and organisations who work in the community.
As well as funding community development projects, the Foundation will also sponsor the creation of community facilities on new housing developments around London and the South East.
Background to the L&Q Foundation
L&Q has a social mission. We work to achieve our mission by providing high quality affordable housing and creating opportunities and tackling disadvantage in our communities.
In 2008, we created the Ujima Foundation to fund projects which help people in the communities where we work. We committed £250,000 a year to the Ujima Foundation, which created many opportunities for residents of L&Q and the wider community.
In 2011 we decided to build on this success by increasing our investment in communities. To mark this significant increase in investment, we created the L&Q Foundation.
Apply for funding
If you a part of a group or organisation that works in the community, then you may want to apply for funding from the L&Q Foundation.
Applications to the L&Q Foundation must be sponsored by one of our officers and provide a benefit to L&Q residents. Please contact our Community Investment team (see contact details below), who will be happy to discuss your idea with you.
If you'd like to know more about the L&Q Foundation then you can speak to our Community Investment team by calling 0300 456 9998 and asking for Community Investment.
You can also contact L&Q Direct on our free phone number for more information about opportunities and support in your area.