Lowe Foundation

About

Since LOWE’s inception in 2016 social impact has been a vital part of our business practice. Guardianship addresses two major issues in real estate today; affordable housing and environmentally sustainable housing. As a team we look to engage with these issues further, partnering with charities such as St. Mungo’s, LandAid and Spires Streatham.

Looking ahead, we want to expand our reach and engage with causes that are important both to our clients and guardians. The LOWE Foundation is the charitable arm of the company, as we take moral responsibility to the greater London community seriously. We will be working with guardians and landlords to collaborate on projects and promote valuable causes with a primary focus on local charities and the prevention of relief of poverty.

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Guardianship is more than a living alternative, it is lifestyle. At LOWE we are committed to unlocking aspirations through affordable housing. We have seen guardians go to war-torn countries to provide aid and medical attention, make the Forbes 30 Under 30, be nominated for a Mercury Prize and fight on the medical frontier during the Coronavirus pandemic. The sheer diversity and calibre of LOWE Guardians is astounding, and presents an amazing opportunity to connect like minded people and foster collaboration. So many guardians choose guardianship not only for its affordability, but also for its community, opportunity and sustainability.

Our aim is to give our guardians the space and infrastructure to support them in their endeavours and to connect them with resources and each other. To this end, we have launched the LOWEkey Ambassador Programme. We are looking for passionate guardians who are driven both in their work, their individual projects and are invested in bringing together the LOWE community through the LOWEkey network.

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GIVING

Our Buy One Give One scheme generates a donation from LOWE to a valuable cause close to our heart. For every property we take on, we donate £250 and for every guardian we house, we donate £10. All donations go to one of our partner charities, St. Mungo’s, LandAid and Spires Streatham. If there is a particular cause close to your heart then let us know, we would love to get involved! Within the last twelve months, we have also made donations to AfriKids, CALM, Plastic Oceans and Client Earth, and we continue to generate this giving scheme into volunteer action as we develop a network of relationships across charities and guardians.

Fundraising is an excellent way for us to come together as a community and raise money for great causes. There is flexibility for LOWE staff to volunteer during work hours and get support for the causes they are passionate about. We understand that as a business we must lead the change we want to see.

ENGAGEMENT

Engagement requires real action. Primarily we are looking to work with housing associations and property services to house key workers through targeted marketing and prioritisation. We are also developing workspaces so we can provide subsidised office space for innovative start-ups. We also want to use our amazing LOWE network that comprises of over 600 guardians and a diverse client base to foster opportunities for mentorship and create a network to connect people with resources and services.