The Leaming Foundation

Helping people make better communities and better lives

Welcome to our Community

The Leamy Foundation is a small charity run by and for residents and their communities. We encourage and support residents wishing to create activities and services important to them and their wider community.


West Dunbartonshire is a wonderful place, located between the banks of Loch Lomond and the city of Glasgow boarded by the Clyde and surrounded by fantastic rural and historic grounds.


Inspired by our wonderful location, we are a community of residents and neighbours working together to make lasting positive changes in our lives and communities.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create confident and connected communities and people through the power of our wonderful outdoors and community green spaces. Inspiring people to make positive changes in their lives and communities


At The Leamy Foundation we have one overriding truth – that people have the power to create places they are proud of with futures full of hope, where anyone can be involved.



Our Approach

What we stand for

As our community has grown in confidence, our residents have created new groups or taken on the delivery of new activities in their community. We are making new connections, which make a positive difference in our lives and communities.

We can
As people and communities we have the abilities and skills to make a positive contribution and to get things done.

Helping each other
Above all we share our experiences and skills, we encourage each other when things are going well and not so well.

Determined
We are focused on making a difference and we won’t give up when its gets tough. We learn, adapt and keep going.

Make a difference
We can and will make a difference and pass on better places and communities to our children. We do this through small actions repeated often.

Community MasterChef's at the Alexandria Social cooking group

"The project activities give me a structure I didn’t have before”



“Volunteering with the Leamy Foundation makes me feel I am contributing something worthwhile to my community.”

Volunteer Profile

Our volunteer attended the Sow and grow sessions at the Blue Triangle Lomond project and along with her neighbours, built a community growing space right outside their door! As a result, neighbours established Betty’s Bloomers, growing their own veg.

Last year was their first time growing veg in her home.’ I purchased a small plastic greenhouse and started to grow different herbs and peppers. I grew and used Parsley, Rocket and Rosemary.’ Residents also attended our LFHW Social cooking sessions. ‘I am definitely wasting less food than I used to!’

Our volunteer was soon helping to run the sessions and soon became a Lead Volunteer for the Alexandria Community Growing space and became a member of our Management committee in March 2018. She is also a core Volunteer in our Learn and Grow program and has recently become the Chair of her local Tenants and Residents association.

What our community has achieved since 2016

Facts about our communities work within West Dunbartonshire

1250

Community Activities

10991

Volunteer Hours

308

Volunteers

8

Community groups

£550K

Community Investment

9082

No. of Visits

2

New Annual Community Events

2

New Community Partner Networks