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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:

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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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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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