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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.


Raising awareness for better flooring provisions in social housing

We published our Final Report on the provision of floor coverings in social housing earlier this month, have you read it yet? Our research revealed that an estimated 760,000 adults in social housing live without proper floor coverings, affecting as many as 15% of households. This lack of floor coverings significantly impacts tenants’ ability to […]

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New Trustee Vacancies at Longleigh

Are you looking for Board experience with supportive colleagues in a dynamic and evolving charity? At Longleigh Foundation there is real opportunity to make a difference given the broad scope of our work supporting social housing residents –  from meeting immediate needs with individual grants, to tackling systemic issues through our pioneering research. With a new Chair […]

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Our Final Report on the Provision of Floor Coverings in Social Housing

Would you be comfortable living in a home with bare floorboards? Today, we publish our Final Report on the provision of floor coverings at the point of let in social housing. At Longleigh, we are more than just a provider of traditional grants, we’re advocates for change. In response to our experience as a grant-maker, […]

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Longleigh Publishes Second Learning Report on Flooring

Longleigh Foundation has recently published the second of our Learning Reports about the provision of floor coverings in social housing.   This second report highlights the very real experiences of tenants. The research is being carried out by Altair on our behalf and is part of a three-year project commissioned and funded by Longleigh. If […]

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Manjeev Muker, Longleigh’s Individual Grants Manager, Speaks at ACO Conference

Manjeev Muker, Longleigh’s Individual Grants Manager, was invited to speak at the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACO) annual conference, which took place on 27th September. Manjeev, along with Anne-Marie Bancroft, Principal Consultant at Altair, introduced Altair’s research findings around the lack of flooring provision in social housing, which Longleigh has commissioned and funded. As part […]

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Longleigh Foundation Appoints New CEO

We are delighted to introduce Aileen Edmunds as our new Chief Executive. Aileen joins Longleigh from Trafford Housing Trust (now acquired by L&Q) where she set up a multi-million pound Foundation. She has more than 15 years’ experience in the charity sector specialising in service design, fundraising and leadership in causes from homelessness to international […]

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Sharing Stories Of Our Progress And Performance – Our Annual Review And Statutory Accounts 2022

We are pleased to present our Annual Review 2022. This was a year in which the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was ever present and made even more challenging for many households due to the cost-of-living crisis that quickly followed and remains with us to this day.

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Circles Of Support Partner, Clean Slate, Wins Major Accolade

We are delighted that Clean Slate, one of our Circle of Support partners, has won the Positive Impact in Finance Award at the inaugural New Statesman Positive Impact Awards, which were held in London on 6th December.

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Longleigh Foundation Announces New Board Trustees

Longleigh Foundation, the independent charitable foundation for the social housing sector, founded by Stonewater, has announced two new appointments to its Board of Trustees.

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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.

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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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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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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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