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Longleigh is a charitable foundation that is dedicated to providing funding to help address the challenges that are more prominent and prevalent for the individuals and communities served by the social housing sector.

This means we have a keen interest in social policy developments, in news and developments across the social housing sector and in how the world of charitable foundations work to support positive social change.

Our news page will help you hear our views, tell you about our work and show you the topics, news and developments that we feel matter to us and our work.

Longleigh Foundation Annual Review


We are pleased to present our Annual Review for 2020, a year in which life unexpectedly changed for millions of people. But, a year in which we witnessed the silver-lining of incredible generosity, kindness, resilience and innovation across communities. In the review, we share and celebrate stories about our work and how this is enabling […]

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Leeds Music Trust - Lockdown Story


Right from the outset, the Bringing It All Back Home project, run by Leeds Music Trust, captured us with the powerful impact that music can have on supporting people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health. Here is their story of 2020 – it’s a 25-minute video of authenticity, inspiration, resilience and utter joy – so, we […]

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Justlife Lock Down Story - Image


Our series of Lockdown Stories continues just as we head into this second, national lockdown. This story is from Simon, Chief Executive at Justlife, who shares the power of values, optimism and where the will to do things differently leads to the way of making new things happen. As we go into the winter, we […]

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Imagineer Lockdown Story Image


We’re back with another Lockdown Story and this time it’s over to Liz, Founder & Managing Director at Imagineer. Since March, when we all went into Lockdown, I’m sure that, like us, you’ve heard lots of positive noises about how society can be kinder, more neighbourly, less judgemental. Well, it seems that we’re now seeing […]

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Longleigh Lockdown story - Impact North

Longleigh Lockdown Stories: Covid 19 – Impact North’s Story

We cannot allow time to dim the spotlight we need to keep placing on the mental health and wellbeing of our children…  The next in our series of Lockdown Stories comes from Claire Hopkins, a founder and director at Impact North ( We all know that the coronavirus pandemic has massively affected the mental health […]

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Lippy People Lockdown Story


By Dave Tomalin, Chief Executive – Lippy People Lippy People is a video storytelling charity based in Leeds that contributes to positive social impacts through coaching people to tell and share their unheard stories of lived experience in order to positively affect their personal growth and wider social change. This is achieved by challenging the […]

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Charity Lockdown Story The Alcohol Education Trust


August 2020 In this Longleigh Lockdown Story, it’s the turn of the Alcohol Education Trust (AET): Here, AET’s Chief Executive, Helena, introduces herself and the work of AET… Myself and group of dedicated teachers with an interest in health and pastoral care, founded the Alcohol Education Trust a decade ago now, out of a […]

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Longleigh Foundation Lockdown Story - Starting Point


During lockdown we’ve been holding regular ‘cuppa & chat’ video meetings with community-based projects that we’ve funded. The purpose in the meetings was to give the leaders of these projects a safe space to share concerns and hopes, get practical ideas from others and to make new friends and connections. The meetings have done all […]

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Spend or save – the perennial dilemma of the charitable foundation…

Longleigh has been fortunate in receiving some excellent advice and guidance from James and Guy at Yoke & Co. as we navigated the world of charity finance and investment ( They regularly send out blogs giving insights and opinion and the most recent one, ‘Is Total Return still too terrifying’, couldn’t be timelier for the […]

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Community centre illustration

Playing our part: supporting communities through the coronavirus pandemic

A note from our Chief Executive, Andy Peers It was back to work for the Longleigh team after a bank holiday weekend that’s been unlike any I’ve experienced in my lifetime, and perhaps like nothing I’ll – or we’ll – experience again. We are all living in extraordinary times. Out of the challenges that the […]

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Charities encouraged to apply for Longleigh funding to help tackle hate crime in the Black Country

A new fund has been launched in response to the growing numbers of people affected by hate crime across the Black Country.

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Pregnat women receiving funding

What we’re learning from our Individual Grants programme

Over the last two-years we have seen that any projections we made about the expected demand for the Individual Grants we provide to residents within the properties and schemes of our originating donor have been exceeded.

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One on one counselling

More than a numbers game

There are some scary statistics out there about the level of funding applications that are unsuccessful.

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