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Distribution of £350,000 with the Henry Smith Charity

Apr 12, 2013

              In March, through our partnership with the Henry Smith Charity we helped them allocate over £350,000 of grants to address challenging social issues, including disability, drug addiction and domestic violence. The Charity believes in a long term approach to tackling problems and the grants are funding posts for […]

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International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2013

Business women in Yorkshire were asked their views on charitable giving and philanthropy at an event on the 7th March.  Organised by Leeds Community Foundation, business law firm, DWF and Barclays, the event aimed to highlight the important role that women play in philanthropy. Kavita Oberoi, female entrepreneur and philanthropist, who recently appeared on Secret […]

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Getting East Leeds Working

Feb 15, 2013

  Over 60 people have already benefited from Jimbo’s Enterprise Fund only six months after the scheme was launched. The initiative, which was set-up with the support of a £500,000 investment from the Heselden family, followed extensive consultation with the local community to help tackle unemployment issues in East Leeds. The fund is supporting ten amazing projects specifically created to encourage […]

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February 100 Club on Young Carers

Feb 15, 2013

Our quarterly 100 Club event this month focussed on the important issue of getting support to young carers across Leeds. Our 100 Club patrons heard from Willow Young Carers, a fantastic charity supporting 5-18 year olds who look after sick and disabled relatives. The event also gave us the opportunity to announce the results of […]

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View our brand new short film

Feb 07, 2013

Click here to view our short film which introduces LCF and shows how we encourage a spirit of giving.  

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Step into the Spotlight

Jan 14, 2013

We are delighted to have been chosen as the charity partner for ‘Showcase Leeds’ a brilliant new event which is being organised by Showcase Leeds in association with the Light.  This fantastic competition aims to put the most talented acts in the city onto one stage to battle it out for the title of Showcase Champions 2013. So whether […]

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Yorkshire Venture Philanthropy

Jan 09, 2013

The Yorkshire Venture Philanthropy programme (YVP) has been designed to stimulate and support the growth of social enterprise in the Region and promote a strong, local economy. The programme is currently closed for applications. If you would be interesting in finding out more about the projects we have previously supported visit: www.yvpp.org.uk

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Local retail giants have come together to offer support to Leeds Community Foundation’s ‘Surviving Winter’ appeal

Dec 18, 2012

Local retail giants Asda and Morrisons are stepping in to support Leeds Community Foundation’s Surviving Winter Appeal to keep old and vulnerable people warm this winter.  The charity received an unprecedented amount of requests for emergency food parcels and both supermarkets are getting involved to help Leeds Community Foundation and other volunteers pack 1,000 parcels and distribute […]

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Friends of Bramley Baths receive backing from new Yorkshire Venture Philanthropy programme.

Dec 10, 2012

A project to ensure health and wellbeing are in easy reach of residents in West Leeds, has received £75,000 (£25K of which is a grant) support from the Leeds Community Foundation and Key Fund through the new Yorkshire Venture Philanthropy programme. Friends of Bramley Baths are preparing to take over management of Leeds’s only remaining […]

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£1.4m Venture Fund project launched to develop social enterprises in Yorkshire

Dec 10, 2012

A new type of venture capital programme, worth £1.4m, is being launched in Yorkshire, specifically targeted at investing in social enterprises.  It is believed to be the first regional fund of its kind, providing access to grant and loan finance, specialist advice and pro bono support from the private sector, in a single programme.  It […]

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