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YVP calls for business mentoring support for social enterprises

Mar 17, 2014

The Yorkshire Venture Philanthropy Programme has distributed over £440,000 grants and loans to 60 social enterprises since it started in June 2012. In addition to providing financial support, the programme seeks to match pro bono relationships between social and private sector businesses. This partnership allows successful business people to share their experience and give something […]

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Jimbo’s CYP Fund tackles emerging needs

Mar 17, 2014

Domestic violence, self-harm and sexual exploitation have recently been identified as emerging trends which are increasingly affecting children and young people in Leeds. In response to this Leeds Community Foundation and the Heselden family established the Jimbo’s CYP Fund with the specific aim of supporting groups working to combat some of the most significant and […]

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Businesses can help to make Leeds the best city in the UK

Mar 17, 2014

Tom Riordan, Chief Executive of Leeds City Council and one of the most recent 100 Club members shares the city’s vision for the future. At a time of unprecedented challenge, Leeds like many northern cities, is responding in new ways to the current social, political and economic change and determining how we must drive our […]

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City’s own charity says big thank you to the people of Leeds but adds that needs are continuing to grow

Dec 13, 2013

Leeds Community Foundation,  last night ( Wednesday December 11) celebrated the generosity of the people of Leeds and thanked them and its supporters for helping to distribute millions of pounds over the last nine years to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the City. At a gathering in Leeds Civic Hall, over a hundred donors, supporters […]

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YVP Investment Launch Video

Dec 09, 2013

“Social enterprise is the most important change in corporate structures for 300 years.  It is an exciting way of doing business and will, in the future, be seen as the transformational social movement of our age.” These are the words of Eden project founder Sir Tim Smit who spoke at the YVP Investment Launch in […]

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Investing in Enabled Works

Dec 09, 2013

The Yorkshire Philanthropy Investment launch not only allowed us to highlight the importance of social enterprise in the community but also provided us with the opportunity to showcase three local enterprises and award a £10,000 investment. Enabled Works, Seagulls and Bramley Baths all pitched their business ideas to a panel of dragons but it was Enabled […]

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Social enterprise re-cycles rubbish into S.C.R.A.P

Dec 09, 2013

Leeds Community Foundation believes in the power of social enterprise. Our Yorkshire Venture Philanthropy Programme recognises the important role of social enterprises in not only bolstering the economy but as a gateway to creating jobs in the areas where they are needed most. The YVP programme provides small grants of up to £5,000 and combined […]

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Trinity Leeds launches a Young Talent Fund

Dec 09, 2013

Trinity Leeds and Leeds Community Foundation have joined forces to help young people in the city to develop their confidence and creativity through music, dance, theatre and art. The Trinity Leeds Young Talent Fund supports Leeds City Council’s Child Friendly City initiative, and will provide £15,000 worth of funding for grassroots organisations which offer out-of-school […]

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Call for action to help older people who are struggling this winter

Dec 09, 2013

Having to choose between heating your home and eating a hot meal is the frightening reality facing many elderly people in Leeds this winter. Four older people are estimated to die in Leeds each day this winter due to cold weather. In a bid to tackle this worrying issue Leeds Community Foundation has launched the […]

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Eden project founder gives boost to more investment in social enterprises in Yorkshire

Oct 31, 2013

Interview with Sir Tim Smit, KBE at the YVP Investment Launch at aql. “Social enterprise is the most important change in corporate organisation for 300 years. It is an exciting new way of doing business and will in the future be seen as the transformational social movement of our age.” These were the words of […]

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