Place Makers Fund

The Place Makers Fund is a key part of the L&Q Foundation’s work to deliver their strategy. Led by the Successful Places team, the Place Makers Fund is looking to fund projects that help the L&Q Foundation deliver their aims, with a focus on Successful Places.

The objective of Successful Places is to increase social mobility and community engagement among L&Q residents and communities to help the L&Q Foundation to achieve their mission. This has been done by identifying three priorities of:

  1. Education – children and young people should have the opportunity to improve their life chances and access opportunities to develop skills and reach their potential
  2. Health and Wellbeing – support everyone within L&Q communities to be happy and healthy through every life stage
  3. Isolation and Exclusion– create a sense of community that enables people to engage and create a sense of togetherness.

All grants issued under the Place Makers Fund awards must support at least one of these priority areas. Proposed projects will be prioritised where organisations propose to work in areas with high number of L&Q residents and/or where poverty indicators are more prevalent.

The prospectus for the Place Makers Programme can be accessed here

Place Makers Local – awards of up to £10,000

Replacing the Foundation’s Neighbourhood Committee Fund, Place Makers Local aims to develop and support local, community-led and place-based projects that reflect the needs of the local area. The L&Q Foundation are looking to support projects that support the priority areas of education, health and wellbeing, and isolation and exclusion.

To ensure that projects identify and support the key needs of L&Q communities, the Place Makers Local programme will be overseen by Neighbourhood Committees each with a budget of £37,500 to distribute in their neighbourhood.

Place Makers Growth - awards of up to £50,000

Place Maker Growth funding aims to help organisations expand or develop work that supports L&Q residents. These will be organisations looking to grow their capacity or capability or are looking to expand their work into new areas of delivery. 

The final deadline for Place Makers Growth applications was 12 noon on June 1st 2019 due to exceptionally high demand. We are unable to receive any new applications to the Growth fund. 

To apply for this fund you must complete an online application through the L&Q Foundation Portal. If you are not already registered, you will need to create a new user account by selecting Register below.

If you have an account and wish to manage your application, grant or user account, select Login.

This online application portal is managed by our grant-making partners, Rocket Science. They can be contacted by telephone on 0207 164 6390 or email

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To apply for a Funding Programme, you must register your details here.

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+44 (0)207 164 6390

Frequently asked questions for the fund can be accessed here: L&Q Place Makers Fund FAQ

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