Landsec Futures

At Landsec, we believe increasing diversity across our industry and supporting local communities is essential to the future of the places we create.

What is Landsec Futures?

Landsec Futures is a £20m fund that aims to deliver around £200m of social value by 2030, supporting at least 30,000 people from underrepresented socio-economic backgrounds towards long-term employment. It will also provide the chance to increase the diversity of talent across the industry and in our business.

The fund reflects our approach to sustainability (Build well, Live well, Act well), and is an important step towards delivering our purpose: delivering sustainable places, connecting communities and realising potential.

Given the vibrant cultures we work with every day across our portfolio, we see that there’s significant opportunity to encourage voices within those communities, empowering them to lead change in the places they know the best. 

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Our programmes

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Industry programmes

Industry programmes will help us create opportunities for talented young people from a variety of backgrounds to discover their potential in real estate despite the barriers they have traditionally faced.

Real estate bursaries

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Landsec internships

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Local programmes

We'll offer programmes to improve opportunities and support for communities we serve, by helping people and our places to thrive.

Employability partnerships

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Community grants

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Our real estate bursaries will provide a unique opportunity to increase the diversity of talent across the industry and in our business.

We’ll be offering these in partnership with universities around the UK, available to candidates meeting social mobility criteria who are applying for specific real estate courses. Bursary recipients will be offered mentoring and employability support from Landsec volunteers to build their confidence and professional networks, before entering a career in the real estate industry. All university courses are RICS accredited.

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Our current bursary partners from 2023

University of Salford

“Our mission is to transform lives, stimulate discovery and realise potential. Founded in 1896 as the Salford Royal Technical Institute, the University of Salford is the fastest growing University in the North-West, with over 25,000 students, 2,300 staff and a global alumni community of over 200,000. Collaboration with industry is the driving force in all we do. We develop work ready talent and have pioneered exceptional industry partnerships for over 120 years, leading the way in real world experiences that prepare our students for life.” 

We are providing the following bursary at University of Salford:
•    BSC Real Estate Development and Management (3-year bursary)

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University of Westminster

The University of Westminster started out 180 years ago as the first polytechnic in London and one of the first in the UK, established to educate the working people of London. Today, the University continues to build on this reputation, helping students from a variety of backgrounds to realise their full potential. This includes 19,000 students from 169 different nationalities.
We are providing the following bursaries at University of Westminster:
•    BSC Real Estate (3-year bursary)
•    MSc Real Estate Development (1-year bursary)

Leeds Beckett University

“Leeds Beckett is a modern, professional-based university with a dedicated, diverse community. We work closely with employers and partners to help our graduates become ready for work, ready for life and ready to seize all the opportunities that lie ahead.”

We are providing the following bursaries at Leeds Beckett University:
•    BSc Real Estate and Property Management (3-year bursary)
•    BA Architecture (3-year bursary)

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University of Portsmouth

A young and ambitious university, the University of Portsmouth is respected for the outstanding quality of our teaching, learning and student outcomes. With over 31,000 students, we deliver teaching and research across diverse areas of business and law, creative and cultural industries, humanities and social sciences, science and health, and technology.

We are providing the following bursary at University of Portsmouth:
•    BSC Property Development (3-year bursary)

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Reading Real Estate Foundation

RREF is a charity dedicated to widening access to the real estate industry, by providing financial support to students from diverse backgrounds. 

For more than two decades, the Reading Real Estate Foundation (RREF) continues to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between academia and practice, striving to move the Real Estate industry forward. RREF is uniquely positioned to support and develop new talent, through teaching and research that has the capacity to inform both policy and practice. The foundation does this by encouraging diverse talent to join the industry and connecting academics with industry professionals. 

We are providing the following bursary at University of Reading:
•    BSC Real Estate (3-year bursary)

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We’ve launched Landsec Internships – exciting new opportunities for young people to join our business with six months of paid work experience.  

Candidates are given training, learning and development opportunities and a London Living Wage salary of £23,933 (pro-rata for 6 months). Landsec Internships are entry level, meaning it doesn’t matter if candidates have any work experience, what school they went to, or if they went to university. 

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Every three years, we’ll open the opportunity to apply for funded grants to support charity and community partners local to our places. These three-year programmes will work with people from underrepresented socio-economic backgrounds to inspire them to consider careers in real estate and help them into work.

Please note applications have now closed. To register your interest, please email:


Community grants will be available for local charities to increase funding for challenges specific to our local communities. These unrestricted grants of up to £3,000 are designed to support not-for-profit organisations with daily activities. Funding opportunities will be transparent, with a shortlist created by the Charities Aid Foundation, and reviewed by community grants panels built from members local to each of our places. This will provide inside perspectives of what funding will make the greatest impact in each area, empowering the local community to make future-forward decisions.

We’ll be offering four funding rounds each year. 

Funding roundApplications openApplications close
April 2024April 2nd 9:00amMay 13th 5:30pm
July 2024July 1st 9:00amAugust 12th 5:30pm
October 2024October 7th 09:00amNovember 18th 5:30pm
January 2025January 6th 09:00amFebruary 10th 5:30pm

How to apply

To begin a new application form

1. Click here to start a new application 

2. Log in to CAF’s online portal with your email address and a password (or click ‘new applicant’ to register if you’ve not registered before)

3. Complete a short series of eligibility questions 

To resume an existing application 

To return to a partially completed or submitted form you will need to log in to your account here. 

Our locations available for community grants:

Camden – O2 Centre
Central Leeds – Trinity Leeds
South Leeds – White Rose
Greenhithe – Bluewater
Wandsworth – Southside
Lewisham – Lewisham Shopping Centre
Manchester - Mayfield 
Salford – Media City
Portsmouth – Gunwharf Quays
Braintree – Braintree Village
Street – Clarks Village
Cardiff – St David’s
Oxford – Westgate
Glasgow – Buchanan Galleries
City of London

Read our Community Grants Policy here