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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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Third sector leaders receive Honorary Doctorates from Leeds Beckett University

Jul 27, 2017 Comments Off on Third sector leaders receive Honorary Doctorates from Leeds Beckett University

The CEO’s of two leading third sector organisations have, this week, received Honorary Doctorates from Leeds Beckett University. Including our very own Sally-Anne Greenfield. Sally-Anne Greenfield founded LCF in 2004, since then the Foundation has grown in size distributing over £33m to projects across Leeds.   The citation from the University acknowledged the role of the […]

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CEO Sally-Anne Greenfield to receive honorary doctorate

Jul 24, 2017 Comments Off on CEO Sally-Anne Greenfield to receive honorary doctorate

We are extremely excited to announce that our founder and CEO, Sally-Anne Greenfield, will receive an honorary doctorate from Leeds Beckett University this July. Joining over 5,000 students celebrating their graduation later this month, Sally-Anne’s tireless efforts in tackling issues of social isolation, mental wellbeing, child sexual exploitation and the poverty gap in the region will […]

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The results are in: RSM have tackled the Leeds 10K in support of the Leeds Fund

Jul 24, 2017 Comments Off on The results are in: RSM have tackled the Leeds 10K in support of the Leeds Fund

On Sunday 9th July 28 keen runners from the RSM Leeds office took part in the Leeds 10K Corporate Challenge in support of The Leeds Fund. As in previous years the RSM team were confronted with hot temperatures and tricky running conditions.  Nevertheless 26 members of the team made it to the finish line 1 hour and 15 […]

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Prince Harry calls for greater mental health support for Millennials

Jul 24, 2017 Comments Off on Prince Harry calls for greater mental health support for Millennials

“We need to better equip our young people with the tools they need to cope with this increasingly complex and fast-moving world we live in.” In a bid to tackle issues around mental health, Prince Harry has called for the mental wellbeing of Millennials to be better supported at our recent Leeds Leads: Encouraging Happy […]

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Happy Birthday Child Friendly Leeds!

Jul 24, 2017 Comments Off on Happy Birthday Child Friendly Leeds!

  Hosted by Councillor Lisa Mulherin, the Executive Board member for Children and Families, the reception celebrated some of the amazing young people, businesses and organisations that have been involved in the Child Friendly Leeds journey so far. Complete with birthday cake and custom made ‘thumbs up’ biscuits, golden Child Friendly Leeds pin badges were […]

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