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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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Surviving Winter – please help!

Nov 29, 2012

The Surviving Winter Appeal was launched in November to help old and vulnerable people in Leeds.  The appeal has received an unprecedented amount of applications for grants and our winter fuel grants scheme has now closed with almost three times as many requests of support than we can fund.  Please donate if you can and […]

Read more Grow Your Tenner campaign complete

Sep 14, 2012

The last £10 was matched on Christmas Eve.   Congratulations to local community groups.  Their fundraising was matched with £3,080 That’s 308 donations of £10!      

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Armed Forces Veterans join Racers For Charity

Jun 28, 2012

A team of Armed Forces Veterans will take to the water this Saturday (June 30, 2012) to help raise funds for charities in Leeds and celebrate Armed Forces Day at the same time in the Queens Diamond Jubilee year. They will take part in the Leeds Community Foundation’s annual Dragon Boat Race in Clarence Dock […]

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Passionate about Leeds!

May 17, 2012

A spirit of giving brings together all types of people to tackle important social issues in a community. Our core passion is “community philanthropy” so we are happy to share advice on how you can make the difference you’d like to see in Leeds.          

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Join us May 16th at Greenhouse in Beeston

May 15, 2012

JOIN US ON MAY 16TH TO HEAR HOW GROUPS ARE WORKING TOGETHER ON ‘EMPTY HOMES’ AND HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED. Register at: What does your home mean to you? Our homes  are an anchor for our family life and they help to shape our neighbourhoods. Some of us rent and some own, yet […]

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Donate to local groups at 9am on May 14th

May 10, 2012

Make TWICE as big a difference! £1,000 MATCH FUNDING PER GROUP available at 9AM Monday MAY 14! Groups registered through LCF on will be eligible for up to £1,000 of matched funding starting at 9am on May 14th. Leeds Community Foundation has committed £17,500 to the May Match Funding Challenge.  TO DONATE TO A […]

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High Score!

May 10, 2012

LCF  had a great time at the bowling fundraiser for the Lord Mayor’s Charity –  Thanks, Voluntary Action Leeds!

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Call to Action: Turning Empty Houses into Homes

May 03, 2012

We aim to start by raising £45,000 to turn a crumbling empty house into a liveable home – and are calling for  cash donations to buy specific household items and ‘pledges in kind’ from businesses and organisations keen to help with the physical transformation of an empty home. And this is just the beginning! >> […]

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The Funding Network: Application Deadline is Friday, April 27, 2012

Apr 23, 2012

Is your project helping create social change in local communities in Leeds? Does your work fit under one of the following categories: Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Education or Conflict Prevention & Resolution?  If so, we invite you to apply for a grant of up to £5,000 from the Funding Network.  >> Read more on […]

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