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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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Entrepreneur photography exhibition supports The Leeds Fund

Dec 12, 2016 Comments Off on Entrepreneur photography exhibition supports The Leeds Fund

One of Leeds’ best known entrepreneurs, Jonathan Straight, is showing another side to his talents with an exhibition of street photography opening on Wednesday 14 December at the White Cloth Gallery in Leeds. The exhibition is of black and white candid street photography, a genre which Straight has made his own with many thousands of […]

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Northern Gas Networks names projects to receive £50k Community Promises Fund grants

Dec 09, 2016 Comments Off on Northern Gas Networks names projects to receive £50k Community Promises Fund grants

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has revealed the names of the successful projects which will receive grants from its £50,000 Community Promises Fund, created to support local communities across Yorkshire and the North of England. NGN distributes gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses in the North East, Northern Cumbria and much of Yorkshire, covering cities […]

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Beauty from the floods

Nov 14, 2016 Comments Off on Beauty from the floods

1st-4th December 2016 Aire Place Mills, Kirkstall Road, Leeds Seagulls is one of the social enterprise which benefited from the Leeds Flood Relief Appeal following the Boxing Day flood in Leeds in 2015. Seagulls are hosting an exhibition inspired by the floods in  collaboration with renowned screen printer Jonny Aker, who will be transforming Seagull’s […]

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Leeds Leads – continuing the conversations

Nov 10, 2016 Comments Off on Leeds Leads – continuing the conversations

We were joined by over 100 businesses on World Mental Health Day (10 October) at our annual Leeds Leads Lecture. Joined by keynote speakers Clarke Carlisle (ex-Premier League footballer) and Alastair Campbell (writer and former Press Secretary), the evening included inspirational talks on their own personal journeys and experiences with mental health. Now the hard work […]

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