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Get on your bike and raise money for The Leeds Fund

Mar 21, 2017 Comments Off on Get on your bike and raise money for The Leeds Fund

We are calling for all keen cyclists to join their Maserati Tour de Yorkshire and raise money for The Leeds Fund. A charity dedicated to creating  positive change in Leeds, the Foundation have 10 places available on their race team for the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire. It’s free to join them – all you need […]

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Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund re-opens for applications

Feb 08, 2017 Comments Off on Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund re-opens for applications

Community projects and individuals from across Leeds have the opportunity to apply for grants and bursaries from the Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund. Set up to honour the memory of local school teacher, Ann Maguire, and to develop the aspirations of young people, the Fund which is managed by LCF has raised over £200,000. Bursaries […]

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Leeds Chamber raises money for The Leeds Fund

Feb 08, 2017 Comments Off on Leeds Chamber raises money for The Leeds Fund

Leeds Chamber’s biggest event of the year has raised over £2,000 in support of The Leeds Fund. Over the last 7 months, the Fund has raised and distributed over £550,000 to 54 separate projects. However, the need continues to grow as our city expands, with the Foundation often receiving 6-7 times more applications than they can currently afford […]

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Leeds Fund mental health projects receive £380K boost from Asda Foundation

Feb 08, 2017 Comments Off on Leeds Fund mental health projects receive £380K boost from Asda Foundation

Asda Foundation has given a total of £380,000 to support innovative mental health projects, identified by Leeds Community Foundation (LCF), which set up The Leeds Fund to distribute grants to help address the city’s greatest areas of need. The Leeds Fund supported 6 initiatives at the end of last year, but due to limited funding […]

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Be part of the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire & help raise money for The Leeds Fund

Jan 10, 2017 Comments Off on Be part of the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire & help raise money for The Leeds Fund

Three routes of varying difficulty for the 2017 Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride Sportive have been revealed, giving 6,000 amateur cyclists the chance to ride key sections of the third stage just hours before the pros. Each one starts and finishes at Fox Valley, Sheffield, on Sunday 30 April. Leeds Community Foundation has joined forces […]

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A year on from the Boxing Day floods

Jan 10, 2017 Comments Off on A year on from the Boxing Day floods

Following the Boxing Day floods in 2015, LCF quickly established Flood Relief Appeals in Leeds and Bradford to collect donations and distribute emergency grants to charities, social enterprises and individuals whose homes, premises and belongings were destroyed and damaged. Over £524,000 worth of donations were raised for the Appeals, thanks to support from individuals and businesses […]

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Government promises mental health care overhaul

Jan 10, 2017 Comments Off on Government promises mental health care overhaul

One of Theresa May’s first speeches of 2017 took place on Monday (9 January 2017) and highlighted her vision for a ‘shared society’ – one that doesn’t just value our individual rights, but focuses rather more on the responsibilities we have to one another, whether that be businesses, charities or the Government.     Photo […]

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Work heats up to transform Gipton Fire Station into community hub

Jan 09, 2017 Comments Off on Work heats up to transform Gipton Fire Station into community hub

Pictured: Members of the Heselden family with tenants of the new community hub. Work has started on an ambitious £2m project that will see a redundant fire station in Leeds transformed into multi-purpose community centre that will offer a range of services to residents in Gipton and its surrounding areas. Gipton Fire Station originally opened in […]

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Crypt Factor supports The Leeds Fund

Dec 12, 2016 Comments Off on Crypt Factor supports The Leeds Fund

Yorkshire’s annual property industry fundraising event, the Crypt Factor, is getting ready for its 11th year. Held on 23 March 2017, we are delighted to announce that the money raised from next year’s event will be shared equally between The Leeds Fund and longstanding beneficiary St George’s Crypt.  More than 700 people attend the talent […]

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Breaking down barriers to help local people become ‘work-ready’

Dec 12, 2016 Comments Off on Breaking down barriers to help local people become ‘work-ready’

A new pilot managed by Leeds Community Foundation aims to support individuals with multiple barriers to employment, moving them closer to being ‘work ready’. Officially launching in Spring 2017, the Leeds Employability Partnership is appealing to employers across the city to join current partners – Hammerson, NatWest and Trinity Leeds. Almost 60,000 adults of working […]

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