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Giving made easy: Our work with Trusted Advisors

Oct 30, 2017 Comments Off on Giving made easy: Our work with Trusted Advisors

  The Foundation’s most significant gift to date was made by self-made millionaire, Jimi Heselden, whose amazing generosity has, and continues to, make a remarkable impact in Leeds communities. From the large scale transformation of the Old Fire Station in Gipton, to the numerous grants given to local community groups through Jimbo’s Fund, Jimi Heselden’s […]

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Burmantofts Senior Action: a lifeline for older people

Oct 30, 2017 Comments Off on Burmantofts Senior Action: a lifeline for older people

  We recently had the pleasure of visiting Burmantofts Senior Action Lunch Club, a bi-weekly service for older people in the area offering the chance to meet up with friends over a low cost healthy meal and a game of bingo. Having received funds from our Lunch Club grant this year, this invaluable service has been able […]

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A vital network in Leeds: our 100 Club members

Oct 30, 2017 Comments Off on A vital network in Leeds: our 100 Club members

    For businesses or individuals considering what they can do to give back to local communities around them, our 100 Club patronage network is an easy and effective way to make a difference in Leeds. With the end of the year fast approaching, we wanted to share some of the highlights from the 100 […]

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High praise from UK Community Foundations’ Quality Accreditation scheme

Oct 30, 2017 Comments Off on High praise from UK Community Foundations’ Quality Accreditation scheme

  We’re very proud to announce that LCF has been awarded a score of 54 out of a possible 55 in UK Community Foundations‘ recent Quality Accreditation (QA) assessment, and have been rated as ‘exemplar’ across a wide range of criteria. The award follows a framework closely aligned with Charity Commission standards and reviews the performance […]

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Our Leeds Together event series

Oct 30, 2017 Comments Off on Our Leeds Together event series

Leeds Community Foundation is delighted to be working with Clarion, EY and Irwin Mitchell on a new series of events called Leeds Together. Hosted in partnership with these three leading legal firms, the Leeds Together series will bring together women and businesses to discuss community issues and build skills. The first event is hosted by Irwin […]

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LCF and John Lewis Leeds select groups for third round of #GiveLoveLeeds Grants

Sep 27, 2017 Comments Off on LCF and John Lewis Leeds select groups for third round of #GiveLoveLeeds Grants

We’re excited to announce that thirty Leeds based groups have been selected by Leeds Fund Anchor Partner, John Lewis Leeds, to receive the latest round of our #GiveLoveLeeds grants scheme. Launched last year by the Fund’s Patron, TV presenter Gabby Logan, The Leeds Fund has attracted support from a number of local businesses, including its […]

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High Sheriff of West Yorkshire opens Fund to combat crime and create safer communities

Sep 27, 2017 Comments Off on High Sheriff of West Yorkshire opens Fund to combat crime and create safer communities

  The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire, Dr Terry Bramall CBE, is delighted to launch the latest round of The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund, and welcomes applicants from across the region to apply for grants to enable young people aged 5 -25 to play a key role in creating safer communities. The Fund […]

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The Old Fire Station opens its doors to the East Leeds community

Sep 27, 2017 Comments Off on The Old Fire Station opens its doors to the East Leeds community

  “’Wow’ is the word that springs to mind every time I come into this building… I really think the building has soul and spirit, if a building can have those kind of qualities.” This is high praise indeed from LCF CEO, Sally-Anne Greenfield, in her opening speech at The Old Fire Station launch. However, […]

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One big family: The Growing Zone

Sep 27, 2017 Comments Off on One big family: The Growing Zone

This September, we’ve had the pleasure of talking to June Perkin, founder of The Growing Zone, a community garden in Kippax, Leeds, which brings together young and older people with disabilities to learn about plants and gardening. Having been funded through various LCF grant programmes across the years, The Growing Zone have recently received a […]

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LCF are recruiting a new CEO

Sep 25, 2017 Comments Off on LCF are recruiting a new CEO

We are a local charity with a big vision – that Leeds will become a city of opportunity for all and that we will create positive change in the communities of Leeds that need it most. We do this by connecting people who want to make a real difference to our city and by delivering […]

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