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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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Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards

Jun 03, 2013

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

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

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

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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The International Personal Finance (IPF) Fund helps deliver vocational training to young people

Apr 12, 2013

Money received from a grant from International Personal Finance’s Fund, an international company whose head office is based in South Leeds, has enabled the Hunslet Club to purchase twelve low cost vehicles which will help future students receive vocational training in car maintenance.  Tamsin Fraser, Sustainability Officer at International Personal Finance said: “Our Fund prioritises projects that encourage […]

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LCF Grants help Seagulls bring a splash of colour to Leeds 9

Apr 12, 2013

Seagulls, a non-profit organisation which distributes leftover paint and provides training and support to local people, has expanded its enterprise with a new shop in East Leeds with the help of grants from Jimbo’s Fund and the Yorkshire Venture Philanthropy programme. The shop, located at 10/12 Hudson road was officially opened by Councillor Mark Dobson on Thursday, April […]

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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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