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Our Charitable Foundation

Leek Building Society Charitable Foundation was founded in 2021 to support local schemes and good causes across Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire. The Foundation’s primary purpose is to provide grants and donations that will have a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged or vulnerable people in our communities.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can apply?

    Your application will be considered if your charity or organisation meets our application criteria. Please ensure you read these carefully before you apply.

  • How much can I apply for?

    Applicants can apply for a maximum grant of £5,000.

  • How long do I have to wait for a decision?

    The trustees usually meet quarterly, in January, April, July and October, so applications can take up to three months to be assessed. Following the meeting, we will write to you and let you know whether or not your application has been successful.

  • Are applications limited?

    The Foundation will not usually award grants to an applicant that has:

    • Previously submitted an unsuccessful application to the Charity in the past 12 months;
    • Previously submitted an application where the applicant failed the Charity Trustees' due diligence checks and the issues identified at that time have not been addressed;
    • Previously received a grant from the Charity in the previous three years;
    • Been submitted by an individual.

  • Do you have to have an account with Leek Building Society?

    No, you don't have to be a member to apply. Any charity or organisation that meets our application criteria can apply.

    The Charitable Foundation was established by Leek Building Society, but makes its decisions independently.