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Dealing with dementia

Oct 02, 2013

It is estimated that 8,400 people in Leeds have dementia, but only 4,000 have been formally diagnosed. With an aging population, LCF is committed to supporting causes which assist the elderly community and the health issues which they face.  Having received a grant from LCF, Care & Repair Leeds, an independent homes improvement agency, has […]

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Jimbo’s legacy lives on

Oct 02, 2013

Jimi Heselden founder and owner of Hesco Bastion established the newly named ‘Jimbo’s Fund’ with Leeds Community Foundation in 2008 with an initial donation of £10 million. He added an additional £3 million to the Fund in 2009 and gifted a further £10 million in September 2010. Jimi’s total contribution of an amazing £23 million […]

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The Co-operative Bank seeks applications to Customer Donation Fund

Aug 19, 2013

The Co-operative bank is looking for applications to the Customer Donation Fund from all Co-operative Bank Community Directplus account holders for donations of up to £1,000 to support special projects and fundraising activities. Since 2003, the bank has donated over £547,000 to 642 organisations from the Fund which grows in relation to the deposits made; […]

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LS14 Trust wins more support

Jul 23, 2013

LS14 Trust goes from strength to strength – established in 2009, LS14 Trust provides training and support for local residents in Seacroft, with a focus on helping them gain the necessary skills to get into employment. This is a fantastic community project and over the years LCF has invested almost £60,000 to help the organisation […]

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Grants Analysis 2012/13

Jul 23, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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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