Leeds Building Society Foundation primarily provides funding towards practical items that directly support those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues.
Only those areas served by its branches are eligible which, in the North East, include Blyth, Chester-le-Street, Durham, Morpeth, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Shields, South Shields, Tynemouth, Wallsend and Whitley Bay.
Donations usually fund items of “capital expenditure” i.e. items must directly help those in need, rather than contributing to the charity’s running costs. In 2017 136 grants were awarded, totalling £133,277 were made.
Deadline: 12 June