L&Q is driven by a social purpose which has always gone beyond just building houses. Our mission is to create homes and neighbourhoods that we can be proud of and the work of the L&Q Foundation is fundamental to this.
We set up the L&Q Foundation in 2011 which brought together all our social and economic programmes in one place. The L&Q Foundation continues to develop and fund social interventions that improves people’s chances in life and creates opportunities in our communities.
Our new three-year strategy will see us support our social housing tenants and members of their household to live independent lives, and help them sustain their tenancies with us. Alongside this we will invest in activities that increase opportunity and aspiration for both individuals and the wider communities we create and manage.
The latest foundation strategy is driven by three long term challenges:
- Increased levels of vulnerability amongst our residents
- The challenge of creating a sense of place
- A decrease in social mobility in our communities
Our foundation will work with others to mitigate the effects of these three challenges and where feasible reverse them. We will do this by investing in three strategic pillars to ensure we get the best outcomes for our residents and greatest social return on our investment for the organisation.
The three strategic pillars are:
£10m annual fund
The L&Q Foundation is funded each year by L&Q. Over the next three years it is our intention to invest £30 million into L&Q residents and communities. The L&Q Foundation distributes funding through invitation or open tendering.
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Working with our suppliers
We recognise that there are opportunities within our procurement to create social value. We work with our suppliers to develop and deliver social value plans as part of our social responsibility work. These social value plans aim to deliver social and environmental benefits to our communities.
For more information about how the L&Q Foundation use social value plans as part of procurement, please contact us for an information pack.
Find out about opportunities in your area
You can find out about the opportunities that we provide in your area by looking at our community information calendar.
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Place Makers Fund
The Place Makers Fund will award grants to local groups, organisations and charities which share our passion and commitment to changing lives and enhancing communities.
It's run by our grant management partners, Rocket Science, using funds from the L&Q Foundation and all funded projects will support the Foundation to achieve its strategic outcomes.
Walthamstow Stadium Community Sports Trust (WCST) Fund
Walthamstow Stadium Section 106 has received a budget of £250,000 to help increase community participation in sports, recreation and other leisure activities over a five-year period.
The Walthamstow Community Sports Trust (WCST) Board is looking to fund projects that will deliver sports and promote wellbeing from the new community facility at Stadium Place, Chingford. They will also consider projects based within one mile of the surrounding area.
Applications that benefit L&Q residents will be given priority.
Read the L&Q Foundation strategy
Helping people thrive
The L&Q Foundation support individuals and families to live resilient, independent lives and creates opportunities in our communities.