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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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Sally-Anne Greenfield to step down from Leeds Community Foundation

Sep 11, 2017 Comments Off on Sally-Anne Greenfield to step down from Leeds Community Foundation

After 13 years building up Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) to be one of the most respected and top performing Community Foundations in the country, Sally-Anne Greenfield has made the decision to step down as Chief Executive. From setting up the Foundation in her own living room in 2004, Sally-Anne has led the organisation, seeing it […]

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Keep up to date with all things LCF

Aug 23, 2017 Comments Off on Keep up to date with all things LCF

Since we were established in 2005, LCF have given out more than £33m in grants to over 3,000 community groups, helping improve the lives of local people. With so many projects happening across the city, it can be hard to keep up with what we and our funded groups are up to on a daily basis. The […]

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Leeds Baby Bank: a crucial safety net for those in crisis

Aug 23, 2017 Comments Off on Leeds Baby Bank: a crucial safety net for those in crisis

This month, we’ve been talking to one of our funded groups, the Leeds Baby Bank. Providing a unique service to those who are pregnant, or have young children, this recently founded charity is a lifeline for many families struggling financially. The Baby Bank was only initiated in January 2017 by founders Chantal Nogbou and Lynsey Jayes, but […]

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Coming soon to Leeds: The Ann Maguire Gala

Aug 23, 2017 Comments Off on Coming soon to Leeds: The Ann Maguire Gala

The Ann Maguire Gala will be staged in Leeds for the first time this autumn at The Grand Theatre. With proceeds donated to The Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund and an all-star line up including guest performances from Northern Ballet and BalletBoyz, it promises to be an unforgettable evening. Tickets are still available for this […]

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Then and now: The Old Fire Station still serving the community

Aug 23, 2017 Comments Off on Then and now: The Old Fire Station still serving the community

From 1930s fire station to fully refurbished, state of the art community hub, we’re on tenterhooks for The Old Fire Station to open this September! The Gipton Fire Station opened in 1937 to cover the large housing estates built in East Leeds. Decommissioned in Autumn 2015 after 78 years of service, the Fire Station will […]

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