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Think Like a Pony: Empowering Children

Nov 27, 2017

This month we’ve caught up with Lynne Henry, founder of Think Like Pony (TLAP), a unique education and riding centre that empowers young children and helps them develop emotionally, mentally and physically. Earlier this year, we awarded TLAP a Looked After Children grant to support their work with Leeds Social Services and looked after children in care. […]

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Holiday Hunger Campaign launches to help vulnerable children in Leeds

Nov 27, 2017

  Over 30,000 schoolchildren in Leeds are going hungry as families are struggling to meet the costs of feeding their children in the school holidays. Holiday Hunger is of increasing national concern and is a real problem for those who already rely on free school meals.  In Leeds it has become an emerging priority for the […]

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Leeds Together

Nov 27, 2017

Earlier this month, LCF launched a new series of events called Leeds Together, in partnership with three key organisations in Leeds. Bringing together businesses and the community, the events  provided an opportunity to grow existing connections, take part in interactive skill sessions and understand the issues facing the city. Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth hosted November’s launch event […]

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Sally-Anne Greenfield: Why Yorkshire needs more philanthropists 

Nov 25, 2017

  What is a philanthropist? When many people hear the word, they usually think it’s an Ultra High Net Worth Individual [1] giving millions of pounds or dollars to a charitable cause – people like Warren Buffet or Bill Gates. However, the word comes from the Greek – the love of humanity.  Nowhere in its […]

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Giving made easy: Our work with Trusted Advisors

Oct 30, 2017

  The Foundation’s most significant gift to date was made by self-made millionaire, Jimi Heselden, whose amazing generosity has, and continues to, make a remarkable impact in Leeds communities. From the large scale transformation of the Old Fire Station in Gipton, to the numerous grants given to local community groups through Jimbo’s Fund, Jimi Heselden’s […]

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Burmantofts Senior Action: a lifeline for older people

Oct 30, 2017

  We recently had the pleasure of visiting Burmantofts Senior Action Lunch Club, a bi-weekly service for older people in the area offering the chance to meet up with friends over a low cost healthy meal and a game of bingo. Having received funds from our Lunch Club grant this year, this invaluable service has been able […]

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A vital network in Leeds: our 100 Club members

Oct 30, 2017

    For businesses or individuals considering what they can do to give back to local communities around them, our 100 Club patronage network is an easy and effective way to make a difference in Leeds. With the end of the year fast approaching, we wanted to share some of the highlights from the 100 […]

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High praise from UK Community Foundations’ Quality Accreditation scheme

Oct 30, 2017

  We’re very proud to announce that LCF has been awarded a score of 54 out of a possible 55 in UK Community Foundations‘ recent Quality Accreditation (QA) assessment, and have been rated as ‘exemplar’ across a wide range of criteria. The award follows a framework closely aligned with Charity Commission standards and reviews the performance […]

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Our Leeds Together event series

Oct 30, 2017

Leeds Community Foundation is delighted to be working with Clarion, EY and Irwin Mitchell on a new series of events called Leeds Together. Hosted in partnership with these three leading legal firms, the Leeds Together series will bring together women and businesses to discuss community issues and build skills. The first event is hosted by Irwin […]

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LCF and John Lewis Leeds select groups for third round of #GiveLoveLeeds Grants

Sep 27, 2017

We’re excited to announce that thirty Leeds based groups have been selected by Leeds Fund Anchor Partner, John Lewis Leeds, to receive the latest round of our #GiveLoveLeeds grants scheme. Launched last year by the Fund’s Patron, TV presenter Gabby Logan, The Leeds Fund has attracted support from a number of local businesses, including its […]

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