L&Q Foundation creates new £1m a year fund

Set up by the L&Q housing association, the foundation has launched the Place Makers Fund, offering grants of £10k or £50k to community charities in south-east England

L&Q Foundation provides funding to community projects
L&Q Foundation provides funding to community projects

Charities working with communities in south-east England can now apply for grants of £10,000 or £50,000 to tackle issues related to education, health and wellbeing, and isolation.

The L&Q Foundation, set up by the housing association L&Q, has launched its Place Makers Fund, from which it plans to award £1m a year. The grants are being awarded on a rolling monthly basis.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community-led and place-based projects that reflect the needs of the local area, and grants of £50,000 are available to help grow and develop organisations that work with residents of L&Q housing.

In a statement announcing the launch of the fund, L&Q said: "Charities and community organisations of all sizes can bid for funding with few restrictions, making it one of the most accessible charity grant funds available in the UK."

The fund is now open for applications, with a rolling deadline of midday on the first of each month, starting on Thursday 1 November.

Matthew Corbett, director of the L&Q Foundation, said: "With the launch of the Place Makers Fund we hope to support local people to thrive at every stage of their lives, whether through education and employment, promoting health and wellbeing or combating isolation."

More information on the application process can be found here.

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