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Grants Analysis 2012/13

Jul 23, 2013 Comments Off on Grants Analysis 2012/13

Last year we gave out 393 grants in Leeds which had a value of £2.7 million.  Most of these grants were awarded to groups tackling issues in the more deprived areas of the City.  The chart below shows the value of these grants by key theme. Children and young people (CYP) Over 23% of young people in […]

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Turn Key and Leeds Community Foundation join forces to connect those with ‘Leeds at heart’

Jul 23, 2013 Comments Off on Turn Key and Leeds Community Foundation join forces to connect those with ‘Leeds at heart’

Leeds Community Foundation is launching a new brand – ‘Leeds at heart’ – and inviting more individuals and businesses to get involved in its work, thanks to a collaboration with integrated marketing specialist Turn Key. Often described as THE Leeds charity, Leeds Community Foundation is the largest independent grantmaker in the City, addressing the needs […]

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Care for the elderly

Jul 23, 2013 Comments Off on Care for the elderly

An aging population is one of the most significant issues the city will have to face in the future and we are appealing for more donors to help in this area.  In the last year alone we gave out 73 grants to support the elderly in Leeds. One of these grants went to Crossgates Good […]

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Leeds Transition Fund

Jul 19, 2013 Comments Off on Leeds Transition Fund

We are pleased to be working with Leeds City Council to run the Leeds Transition Fund.  This offers grants of up to £10,000 for third sector organisations who are looking to change the way in which they deliver services and/or to look at how their organisation might need to adapt to cope with changing circumstances. […]

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Communities First – 50% uplift on endowment

Jul 08, 2013 Comments Off on Communities First – 50% uplift on endowment

Many donors prefer to leave a lasting legacy which will benefit the community both today and for years to come.  Up until March 2015 funds will receive a 50% match from the government through the Communities First programme, a special programme funded by the Office for Civil Society managed by the Community Development Foundation. How it […]

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Business experts to boost city charity’s entrepreneurial approach

Jul 08, 2013 Comments Off on Business experts to boost city charity’s entrepreneurial approach

Leeds Community Foundation, the charity which distributes grants to community based organisations, local charities and social enterprises across the city, has strengthened its board of trustees with three new appointments of experienced and successful local business people. The move is to help the Foundation raise more private investment and apply more business and entrepreneurial expertise […]

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Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards

Jun 03, 2013 Comments Off on Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards

We are pleased to be working with Santander to promote the Social Enterprise Development Awards, a new community business support programme, for organisations with the potential to increase their community impact but in need of a financial boost. The awards are targeted at established social businesses working in one of the following three areas: improving […]

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Raising money from individuals

May 31, 2013 Comments Off on Raising money from individuals

This workshop is for community groups new to raising funds from individual donors. The workshop will help you explore and develop Your fundraising aims Identifying potential donors Ways of asking Motivational techniques At the end of the meeting you’ll have written a  plan for fundraising from individuals. The workshop is being held on Friday 21st […]

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Jimi Heselden’s legacy boosts enterprise and jobs

May 20, 2013 Comments Off on Jimi Heselden’s legacy boosts enterprise and jobs

New hope for jobs and training opportunities in East Leeds is being provided by the legacy of the late Jimi Heselden, the entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded Hesco Bastion and gave millions to charity. Jimbo’s Enterprise Fund, which was set up in his name with the money he donated to Leeds Community Foundation, is making […]

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Dine raises over £9,000 for LCF

May 01, 2013 Comments Off on Dine raises over £9,000 for LCF

UK event specialists, Dine, celebrated its 15th birthday in style this weekend at a spectacular anniversary party at one of its venues in Leeds, The Mansion raising over £9,000 for Leeds Community Foundation.  Clients, suppliers and the Dine team toasted 15 years of success with over 100 guests at the surprise-filled event on Friday 26th […]

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