B&Q Foundation

B&Q believes everyone can improve their home to make life better. The B&Q Foundation believes everyone needs a place to feel at home.

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About B&Q Foundation

The Foundation is an independent charity, set up in 2020, to build on B&Q’s commitment to make a positive difference in the communities we serve. Learn more about the B&Q Foundation and apply for funding.

The B&Q Foundation supports registered charities with a combination of grants, volunteering time and home improvement resources. It concentrates its efforts on local charities helping to create better, safes places for people who need them most.

The B&Q Foundation supports UK registered charities with a combination of grants, volunteering time and home improvement resources. From improving the safety of a home for someone with a disability, to providing residential support for people with no home of their own – the organisations it backs are making a difference to those who don’t have access to what most of us take for granted. And that helps build better communities for us all.

£3million has now been distributed to over 600 charity projects, helping to support more than 390,000 people in local communities. The grants have transformed homes to make them more accessible, redecorated a women’s refuge, built outdoor shelters for hospices and renovated flats for those leaving care.

How B&Q supports the Foundation

Along with our customers and colleagues we support the Foundation through product sales, donations, and fundraising events.

Our colleagues have taken on the three peaks challenge and marathons, held bake sales and tombolas all to raise money for the Foundation.

Fundraising weekends are held throughout the year in our 300 stores when customers can donate using a QR code or putting cash in collection tins. Each year certain products are selected to support the Foundation, and so far more than £2million has been donated from the sale of these.

The Sick Children's Trust

One of the charities supported is The Sick Children’s Trust. They support the families of sick children by providing them somewhere to stay just minutes from their seriously ill child’s hospital bedside. The B&Q Foundation awarded a £5,000 grant to decorate the family bedrooms at Eckersley House in Leeds so it can continue to offer a comfortable, homely sanctuary away from the wards. You can see the transformation below:

To apply for funding support

B&Q Foundation is a registered charity, set up to support projects and provide grants to registered charities in the UK to improve homes and community space for those that need it most. Find out more and register interest in applying for a grant from the B&Q Foundation.

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The B&Q Foundation is a charity and company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (company number 11868617, charity number 1183275) and Scotland (charity no. SC051154) whose registered address is B&Q House, Chestnut Avenue, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 3LE.