Help us create a £200,000 fund to tackle environmental issues in our community

Are you passionate about environmental issues in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland?

Can you help us or do you know somebody who would like to help us with this challenge?


The Challenge

We need to secure £100,000 in donations by September 2017 to unlock up to £100,000 in pledges from the Greggs Foundation and our own Murray Match scheme to create an endowment fund to tackle environmental issues in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland in perpetuity. The dedicated endowment fund will build on the work of the Local Environment Action Fund (LEAF) current annual grantmaking.

Why Give

LEAF provides grants to local communities to deliver projects that tackle environmental issues. In doing so, we are taking small steps towards making our local area and our planet a better place for communities to live, now and for future generations.

There is mounting evidence to show that the quality of our air, green spaces and waterways has a significant impact on the health and wellbeing on us as individuals, as well as our planet. Yet environmental philanthropy still only represents less than 4% of total giving by UK foundations.

The LEAF endowment fund will help to increase the overall level of financial support for environmental causes and ensure that projects addressing local environmental challenges can continue to improve our area for the benefit of all for years to come. For more information on LEAF click here

Ways to Give

You can give to LEAF by donating either online here, or by contacting Katie Wellstead on 0191 2220945, email at or visit the dedicated LEAF page here.

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Examples of LEAF Supported Projects

Pendower Good Neighbourhood Project is transforming a disused urban space which was overgrown and blighted by litter and graffiti, into a new community orchard. It will not only help the local wildlife, but will also create an inviting green space for local communities to use and to eventually harvest fresh fruit from.

St Chad’s Community Project’s recycling thrift shop scheme is helping to divert hundreds of tonnes of useable goods from landfill. This is saving the earth’s resources while at the same times enabling low income families to access a variety of clothing, equipment and furniture either for free via referrals, or for a minimal charge.



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