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LCF CEO joins the judging panel for the Business Masters Awards

Feb 26, 2018

  We’re extremely excited to share that our recently appointed CEO, Kate Hainsworth will be joining Master Cutler, Ken Cooke, Leeds BID non-executive Director, Diane Cheesbrough and Professor George Lodorfos of Leeds Beckett University to put the best of Yorkshire’s business community through their paces. Together with fellow judges, Kate will make the final selection […]

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High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund successful applicants announced

Feb 26, 2018

  Re-opened in November 2017 by the current High Sheriff of West Yorkshire, Dr Terry Bramall CBE, the successful applicants in the next round of the High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund have now been chosen. The Office of High Sheriff is an independent non-political Royal appointment for a single year. The origins of the […]

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Businesses rise to the challenge at LightStart Apps Bake Off Event

Feb 21, 2018

  The cakes have been baked, the breads have been plaited and the results of The Great Business Bake Off are in. The best bakers in Leeds’ business community came out on force on 12 February for LightStartApps much awaited baking event in support of our #HolidayHungerLeeds campaign. A staggering range of over 30 breads […]

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Giving young people a voice: Bradford Community Broadcasting

Feb 21, 2018

  Each month we’re celebrating some of the community champions we’ve supported in the region. Leeds and Bradford have a wealth of small charities, community and voluntary groups. We support these local organisations so they can keep making a difference to thousands of people every day. This month we’ve caught up with Mary from Bradford […]

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Teaching carnival arts: HB Mama Dread’s Masqueraders

Jan 24, 2018

                            “We don’t need titles and trophies, we do this for the smiles and enjoyment of every single person that takes part… and to stand for something more than just feathered headpieces and glitter bikinis.”   HB Mama Dread’s Masqueraders are a carnival […]

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LightStart: The Great Business Bake Off

Jan 24, 2018

  LightStart’s upcoming baking competition, organised in support of LCF’s #HolidayHungerLeeds campaign, aims to answer a very important question: which Leeds businesses can bake? Digital design company, LightStart is challenging the budding bakers in the city’s business community to impress the judges with their cupcakes, dazzle with their showstoppers and entice with their plaited loaves. […]

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HARIBO donates £20,000 to Leeds Fund following Prince Harry visit

Jan 22, 2018

  HARIBO has donated £20,000 to Leeds Community Foundation (LCF)’s Leeds Fund to support the charity’s next round of #GiveLoveLeeds grants. The donation is inspired by HRH Prince Henry of Wales’ summer 2017 visit to Yorkshire, where he spoke at LCF’s Leeds Leads: Encouraging Happy Young Minds event before visiting HARIBO’s Castleford based facility, and it reinforces the brand’s commitment […]

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Kate Hainsworth appointed as new Chief Executive of LCF

Jan 09, 2018

Kate Hainsworth appointed as new Chief Executive of Leeds Community Foundation. Kate has over two decades of development experience and has worked for a number of Third and Private Sector organisations. Her previous experience includes senior roles at Opera North and Theatre Royal Wakefield. She is currently Development Director and Deputy CEO of LCF, and […]

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Celebrating impact: Third Sector Health Grants Showcase event

Dec 14, 2017

  An event was held last Friday to celebrated the impact our Third Sector Health Grants programme has made with a showcase event at Horizon, Leeds. Since 2015, NHS Leeds CCGs (CCGs) in partnership with Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) have invested over £2M in a Third Sector Health Grants programme to support new and developed local […]

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Finding love with Luv2MeetU

Dec 14, 2017

  We asked Michael at the time, ‘When did you decide that you wanted to marry Mandy and spend the rest of your life with her?’ Michael ‘I realised early on that I had met the right girl, we just hit it off together right from the first date. I thought I think I’ll have this […]

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