The L&Q Foundation
The L&Q Foundation was established in 2011 to help communities. It improves peoples chances in life by creating opportunities and developing innovative projects that tackle disadvantage and social inequality. The work of the Foundation is fundamental to our vision of improving resident satisfaction and creating places where people want to live.
The foundation has the following priority themes for 2012-2015:
- Strengthening communities
- Positive futures for young people
- Increased employability
- Financial inclusion
You can find more information about the aims and achievements of the L&Q Foundation in our community investment strategy 2012/15.
Further information is also available in the L&Q Foundation annual report 2012/13.
£1.5m annual fund
The L&Q Foundation is funded with £1.5m per 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 seek to provide a benefit for L&Q residents. Please contact our Neighbourhood Investment team (see contact details below), who will be happy to discuss your idea with you.
Find out more
If you'd like to know more about the L&Q Foundation then you can speak to one of our three Neighbourhood Investment teams who provide services for London and South-East England. The teams are based in North-East London, South London and West London.
You can contact your nearest team by calling
0844 406 9000 and asking for Neighbourhood
(You will need to pay for this phone call).
You can also contact L&Q Direct on our free phone number for more information about opportunities and support in your area.