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Longleigh is a grant-making charitable foundation 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.

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Reinventing Homes – Longleigh’s Involvement in the ITN Programme

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), in partnership with ITN Business, have produced a news-style programme, called Reinventing Homes and, here at Longleigh, we’re delighted to be one of the organisations featured in this programme. Launched at the recent Housing 2022 conference, the programme covers the innovations in design and building that are required to […]

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Royal Visit

Our CEO, Andy Peers, attended the opening of Noden's Mews in Leominster by HRH the Duke of Kent. Longleigh Foundation was a funding partner in this scheme that supported veterans to build homes, which they then moved into...

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An end of year message from our CEO, Andy Peers

As 2021 comes to an end, we are pleased to share an end of year message from our CEO, Andy Peers. He reflects on the past year, what we’ve achieved and what we’re looking forward to in 2022.

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Our Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2021

Find out about Longleigh’s grants and finances, along with our successes and challenges, from the March 2020 to June 2021 in this extended Annual Report.

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Longleigh and Stonewater work together to support Afghans resettling in the UK

Longleigh announces support of Afghan individuals and families who are being resettled by Stonewater and the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme.

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Brand new homes from Longleigh Foundation

Queen’s Birthday Honours recognition for the driving force behind Longleigh’s creation

We’re absolutely delighted to hear the news that George Blunden has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his work in the housing sector and in setting up Longleigh in 2015.

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Longleigh Foundation Research into Ageing well with assistive technology

Funding that can transform society

Learn about our latest research grant for INVITE, the University of Stirling's project in promoting inclusive living technology.

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Longleigh Foundation Annual Review

Sharing & celebrating stories of progress & lives being transformed

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.

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Longleigh lockdown stories: Bringing It All Back Home

Our next Longleigh Lockdown story from Leeds Music Trust shares the power of music in improving wellbeing in their 'Bringing It All Back Home' project.

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Longleigh lockdown stories: Justlife

Our series of Longleigh Lockdown Stories continues as we head into a second, national lockdown. We hear from Simon, Chief Executive at JustLife, a homelessness charity.

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Longleigh lockdown stories: Imagineer lockdown stories

We’re back with another Longleigh Lockdown Story and this time it’s over to Liz, Founder & Managing Director at Imagineer.

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

The next in our series of Longleigh Lockdown Stories comes from Claire Hopkins, the founder and director at Impact North.

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Lippy People Lockdown Story

Our story of learning during the lockdown

Lippy People is a video storytelling charity based in Leeds that contributes to positive social impacts through coaching people. They learnt much during lockdown and they wanted to share these learnings with you.

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Longleigh lockdown stories: the Alcohol Education Trust

In this Longleigh Lockdown Story, it’s the turn of the Alcohol Education Trust (AET) to tell us more.

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Longleigh ‘Lockdown Stories’

During lockdown we’ve been holding regular ‘cuppa & chat’ video meetings with community-based projects that we’ve funded. The meetings aim to give project leaders a safe space to talk and connect – we wanted to share their stories.

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

Longleigh has been fortunate to receive some excellent advice and guidance from James and Guy at Yoke & Co. as we navigated the world of charity finance and investment. We wanted to share

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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.

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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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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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