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?

We were set a challenge to raise £100,000 in donations, in order to unlock pledges by the Community Foundation and Greggs Foundation totalling up to further £100,000. This will create a £200,000 dedicated environmental endowment fund for Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

We now only need to secure a minimum of £16,000 in donations by 31 December 2017 to enable us to reach our target. 

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.

Donate to our LEAFendowment challenge here

Why Give

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.

dedicated environmental endowment fund at the Community Foundation 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. 

After 10 years’ of collaborative funding and learning through the Local Environmental Action Fund (LEAF), we are now creating an endowment fund at the Community Foundation as a legacy to support environmental grant-making in perpetuity.

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

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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