Leeds Building Society Foundation


Who can apply

From 1st January 2020, the Foundation will only accept applications from UK registered charities with a turnover of less than £1m.

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
  • Charities based overseas
  • Individuals (including sponsorship)
  • Animal welfare projects
  • Medical research
  • Administrative costs including salaries, rent or promotional materials
  • General fundraising appeals
  • Building restoration
  • Items for staff use

You don’t need to have an account or mortgage with Leeds Building Society to apply for funding.

How to apply

To apply for a donation, use our online form.

After you’ve applied

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.

Unsuccessful applications

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

Unfortunately, we can’t give feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Meeting dates

Please submit your application 28 days before the next meeting date, otherwise we won’t be able to review it until the meeting date after.

2021 Meeting dates
Wednesday 10 March. Last date for applications is Monday 1 February.
Wednesday 2 June. Last date for applications is Monday 3 May.
Wednesday 8 September. Last date for applications is Monday 2 August.
Wednesday 3 November. Last date for applications is Monday 4 October.

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