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Businesses on board for community engagement event

Jul 27, 2018

  This July we invited our 100 Club supporters to take part in a unique event that brought to life some of the community projects we have supported in the city. With the help of a double decker bus courtesy of First Leeds and with the support of our sponsor, Sweco, we offered our supporters a […]

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Creating an age friendly Leeds: Our Unltd Do It Award winners

Jul 27, 2018

                          Sunshine, a Leeds canal-side location and the new Ruby Slipper Pop-up café from Friends of Dorothy were the perfect ingredients for our Solutions for An Ageing Society Celebration Event on Wednesday evening. In partnership with UnLtd and with support from the Esmée Fairbairn […]

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100 Club feature: Sarah Jones, Full Circle Funerals

Jul 27, 2018

                  Sarah Jones is the Independent Funeral Director at Full Circle Funerals. She is a member of our 100 Club, a supporters scheme for individuals who are motivated to make a difference in Leeds. Here, she discusses what he loves about the city, and why she’s involved with […]

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Using the power of theatre to help young people: Imagine If Theatre Company

Jul 25, 2018

Each month we’re celebrating some of the community champions we’ve supported in the region. Imagine If are a theatre company that engages with local people who have direct, personal experience of social problems through their creative theatre productions and drama workshops. Thanks to help from the High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund, we recently supported […]

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Getting in the Summer spirit with our 100 Club supporters

Jun 26, 2018

This June, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting two 100 Club events for our fantastic Leeds and Bradford supporters. Taking advantage of the rare Summer weather, both events embraced the outdoors, complete with a BBQ and rooftop terrace. Getting in the Summer spirit Kicking off our Summer series of events was our Bradford 100 Club […]

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Awards all round: Our visit to Paperworks film premiere

Jun 22, 2018

  This week Leeds Community Foundation’s new Grants Officers, Helina Bassey and Sam Dowgill were given a fantastic opportunity to visit one of our funded groups, Paperworks, and attend a very special event celebrating the success of their recent projects. Here Helina shares more about the project and this fantastic event:   This week myself and […]

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100 Club feature: Guy Redwood, SimpleUsability

Jun 20, 2018

  Guy Redwood of the founder and managing director of SimpleUsability. He is a supporter of our 100 Club, a patronage scheme for individuals who are motivated to make a difference in Leeds. Here, Guy discusses what he loves about the city, and why he’s involved in the foundation.   What is your favourite thing about Leeds? It’s […]

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New £100K funding programme launched to empower young people to Go Higher

Jun 20, 2018

    We’re excited to announce the launch of a new funding programme designed to help young people build the skills, knowledge and confidence to progress into Higher Education. We are delighted to be working with Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY), a partnership of 12 colleges and universities, to distribute a total of £100,000 to […]

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LCF selected as charity partner for Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2018

May 29, 2018

  We are excited to announce that Leeds Community Foundation’s Leeds Fund has been selected as the charity partner for Yorkshire Life magazine’s prestigious Food and Drink Awards 2018.   One of the biggest events in the northern culinary calendar, the awards are designed to champion and showcase the best of the region’s food and […]

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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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