LETI Investment for Impact #2

What we will do with the funding?

We hope to raise £25k which will support LETI for 1.5 years. Our annual costs are estimated as follows:

  • £3000 - £4000: ongoing costs to run LETI

  • £8000-10000 per annum: Keep our current communications/ coordination support  - support on internal and external communications and social media

  • £4000 per annum: Increasing coordination support - To increase LETI talks and events presence over the coming months, and we anticipate needing more support to manage this.

How much money are we trying to raise?


We have set a funding target of £25k to provide financial resilience over the coming year, but the more we raise, the better it is for everyone in the built environment industry.


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All donations are gratefully received and appreciated.

Any organisation giving more than £500 and individual giving more than £50 will be included on LETI’s donor list on our website.


We would also be keen to hear from organisations interested in supporting LETI in other ways such as hosting events or providing publishing services, please contact with any offers. 

What we've achieved


Initially LETI was managed purely by volunteers, giving their time both in working hours, but mostly in their own time. We have had no formal funding, organisation sponsorship or income from paid membership (aside from events, where event costs are covered by event sponsors). It is important to acknowledge that some organisations have given significant amount of ‘time and advice in kind’ over the last 3 years, notably Elementa, Levitt Bernstein and Etude. LETI was started using funding from Elementa’s impact fund and Elementa have continued to be amazing supporters, allowing space for LETI to grow and evolve and we are very grateful for this.

In 2020 LETI recently ran a crowd funding campaign to broaden our impact across the UK, and we raised nearly £12k.  

We are hugely grateful to all the supporters who donated this money; it has helped support LETI to have a huge impact over the last 18 months, despite the pandemic, in the following ways:

  • Hydrogen: a decarbonisation route for heat in buildings?

  • Embodied Carbon Target Alignment, and one pagers

  • Client Guide for Net Zero Carbon Buildings

  • LETI Climate Emergency Retrofit Guide

Consultation responses
  • MHCLG Future Building Standard 

  • Hydrogen one pending​

Ongoing Work
  • Supported a further six workstreams

  • Employed communication support, who is now providing 1.5 days a week of invaluable support with planning events, communications and keeping LETI organised.

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2021 Donors


Organisation Donors

KC+A Architects

Marks Barfield Architects


Elementa Consulting

Max Fordham

Mole Architects

Troup Bywaters + Anders

Haworth Tompkins

Tate Hindle

Method Consulting

Imtech Engineering Services

Glenn Howells Architects

KLH Sustainability

Buro Happold


Clowes Consulting


Verte Sustainability

BAM Construct UK

Ecology Building Society

BE Design

ECD Architects

Rivington Street Studio

Individual Donors

Christian Dimbleby

Geertje Kreuziger

Dominic Gibberd

Francesco Pomponi

Katherine Scott

Elisabeth George

Thomas Lefevre

Jesse Putzel

Bertie Dixon

Andrzej Grossman

Mark Jenkinson

Diane Hubbard

Adam Mactavish

F P Williamson

Joachim Neff

Huw Blackwell

Reinier Zeldenrust

Gareth Young

Mark Hawker

Alex Johnstone

Elizabeth Westmacott

Myshkin Clarke Hall


Steve Belham

Mark E

Duncan Cox

Andy Macintosh

Mina Hasman

Matthew Wingrove

Joe Williams

Will Rivers

James Milne

Helen Evans

Catherine Cosgrove

Tabitha Binding

Margaret Reynolds

Andrew Weston

Ranald Boydell

Jonathan Irawan

Richard Saxon

Catherine Simpson

Robert Cohen

Andrew Goodman

Juliet Bidgood

Richard Spencer

Anna Kerrane

Andy Boyle

Tony Michael

Steve Connor

Tamara Kahn

Deborah Churchill

Annalisa Simonella

Noel Brosnan

Luisa Branas

Robin Nicholson

Sydney Charles

Barbara McFarlane

Carol Shea

Simon Foxell

Tim Mitchell

Our commitment

As it is fundamental we remain independent, we think that crowdfunding is the best approach as it enables both organisations and individuals to contribute. This philosophy will allow us to remain independent of any vested interest and we will continue to be dedicated to the acceleration of the industry’s efforts towards achieving Net Zero Carbon buildings as soon as possible. We believe that LETI’s collective voice has had a significant impact over the last 5 years and we would like this to continue. If you agree, please support us.

Donate your time

There are many other opportunities to support LETI, including volunteering your time, this could include admin support, event management, comms, technical support, project management, graphic support and helping us with the website and social media.

→  Click here to find out more about getting involved in LETI

2020 Donors


Organisation Donors

Bennetts Associates

Marks Barfield Architects

Allies and Morrison

tp bennett

ECD Architects

Bryden Wood

Make Architects

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Lamington Group

Frank Reynolds Architects

Heyne Tillett Steel

Troup Bywaters + Anders

Individual Donors

Tom Gwilliam

Alex Johnstone

Paula Morgenstern

Thomas Lefevre

Huw Blackwell

Susie Diamond

Claire Das Bhaumik

Joe Baker

Robert Cohen

Geertje Kreuziger

Ashley Bateson

Edward Garrod

Manel Heredero

Olivier Boennec

Cara Williams

Stephen Shakeshaft

Rupert Hitchcock

Guy Channer

David M Sterber

Sydney Charles

Seb Laan Lomas

Jose Hernandez 

Carolyn Caceres

Christopher Burman