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Mental Health Awareness Week: Celebrating The Leeds Fund’s Impact

May 24, 2018

  The 14-20th May marked the UK’s Mental Health Awareness Week. As people across the country flocked to social media to tell their stories and give support, we also wanted to share with you some of the amazing impact our Leeds Fund and the community groups we support have made to thousands of local people’s […]

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100 Club feature: Arena Group

May 23, 2018

                                Laura Edwards is the Sales Account Manager for Arena Group who specialise in hard copy and electronic document management. Arena Group are members of our 100 Club, a patronage scheme for individuals who are motivated to make a difference in Leeds. Here, she […]

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LS14 Trust: Supporting local people’s mental health

May 23, 2018

  Each month we’re celebrating some of the community champions we’ve supported in the region. LS14 Trust is a community organisation that works to make positive change in communities across Seacroft, Swarcliffe and Whinmoor. Their Art Room project is a community based, free art therapy service for adults and families who are offered twelve weeks of […]

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HARIBO supports 14 youth projects through The Leeds Fund

Apr 18, 2018

Thanks to a donation from HARIBO, 14 community projects have received a Leeds Fund grant to improve the emotional and mental wellbeing of young people across Leeds. Managed by LCF, The Leeds Fund has distributed over £600,000 since it was launched in 2016 to support a variety of local issues and build on the Foundation’s […]

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Bringing people together: That Friday Feeling

Apr 18, 2018

Each month we’re celebrating some of the community champions we’ve supported in the region. That Friday Feeling is a gardening and community horticultural group aimed at older men that provides an opportunity to socialise, exercise and gain new skills. Here, Martin tells us more about the project and how a Time to Shine Small Fund […]

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100 Club feature: Mark Martin, Rabbit Hole

Apr 18, 2018

Mark Martin is a director of Leeds-based Rabbit Hole, a creative studio specialising in art direction, brand identity design and web development. He is a member of the 100 Club, a patronage scheme for individuals who are motivated to make a difference in Leeds. Here, he discusses what he loves about the city, and why he’s involved […]

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Celebrating young people at the Pears Fund event

Mar 26, 2018

  The projects funded by the first round of the Pears Youth Fund were celebrated at a special event last week held at The Tetley art gallery. Over the past year, Leeds Community Foundation has worked closely with the Pears Foundation, a family foundation based in London who established a fund of £100,000 with LCF in […]

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Businesses join together to celebrate first #GiveBradford 100 Club event

Mar 26, 2018

Key Bradford businesses and local charities came together last week to celebrate the first Bradford 100 Club event, held at Bradford City Football Club’s Northern Commercial Stadium. Launched in November 2017, the #GiveBradford campaign enables local communities across the district to get the support they need to create positive change and improve the lives of […]

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100 Club feature: Teresa Davidson of Irwin Mitchell

Mar 25, 2018

  Teresa Davidson is a partner and head of Family team at Irwin Mitchell, Leeds.  She is a member of the Leeds Community Foundation’s 100 Club, a patronage scheme for individuals who are motivated to make a difference in Leeds. Here, Davidson discusses what she loves about the city, and why she’s involved in the foundation. Your favourite […]

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Gaining skills and experience: Leeds Bike Mill

Mar 25, 2018

  Each month we’re celebrating some of the community champions we’ve supported in the region. Leeds Bike Mill is a community-based bike recycling and training co-operative who aim to make cycling and bicycle maintenance skills more accessible to the people of Leeds. Here, Celia from Leeds Bike Mill tells us more about what they do […]

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