Celebrating 10 years of the L&Q Foundation
Since 2015, projects delivered through the L&Q Foundation have supported 2,661 people into paid employment, and helped 2,734 sustain their tenancy, through access to financial support. Over 12,300 people have used Pound Advice, a service that helps people manage their debts.
The Foundation has funded a huge spectrum of projects in this time, the highlights of which you can find out more about below:
In 2012 we launched EnergySave, a project helping residents to save on their utility bills through practical steps, suggested energy saving habits and advice on switching supplier. To date, the Foundation have funded over 28,000 home visits with an average saving per home of £208 per year.
Also in 2012, Pound Advice launched and remains a flagship project helping thousands of residents maximise their income, manage debt and learn better how to manage their money.
For more information on managing your money or with debt, we have a financial advice page.
The Foundation launched Place Makers in 2020, our new grass roots community fund which supports local community organisation. Place Makers applications are assessed by local L&Q resident committees and it was repurposed during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic to support local providers to respond to community issues arising from the pandemic.
L&Q began its’ community assets investment programme beginning with the Lewington Centre, which doubled as the L&Q Food Bank during the pandemic.