We provide a personal service for individuals, families and businesses by helping them invest in local communities in Leeds.

Our local expertise enables us to match their values, passions and interests to develop funds that support specific local projects that help tackle key issues and enhance the quality of life in some of our most disadvantaged communities.



Individuals & Families


We work closely with individuals and families to develop their philanthropy and have developed a very flexible approach depending on the donor’s specific needs. Individuals who wish to give over £25,000 can set up a Named or Memorial Funds – which let you get directly involved in community philanthropy without the need to set up a separate charitable trust. You can name a fund after yourself, a family member or friend or a company or organisation.


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Whether you have an established CSR plan and team or not we can offer you a simple, flexible and effective way of making a difference in your community. Through our community consultancy service businesses can learn more about community investment and available giving options. Businesses can also select as their Charity of the Year or get involved with our work via The 100 Club.  


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Professional Advisors


We don’t profess to be expert advisors in legal or financial issues, but we are experts about charitable giving, community needs, and finding or creating effective solutions that have the greatest impact. We work with a number of firms of solicitors, accountants and wealth advisors to meet a variety of client needs.



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Trusts & Foundations


We help charitable trusts and foundations give to local groups and individuals in a focused and strategic manner. Using our local knowledge we can provide help where you need it from promoting your own grants programmes to local groups through to providing a full grants management service.



People, businesses and other charities give through us and benefit from our philanthropy advice, giving options and community knowledge. No matter what the size or type of gift you want to make, we will make sure your giving is rewarding, hassle-free and matches your wishes and means.

We can accept eligible gifts of cash, shares and property and we can help you give time and expertise. We guarantee we will never share your details with anyone else unless you ask us to.


For more information please contact or call us on 0113 242 2426

Please note: For the proper functioning of the Foundation, donors are reminded that all donations once given, become the property of the Foundation and are non-refundable. While the donor can steer where the money is directed – i.e. to which charitable purpose it is ultimately addressed – the money remains the property of the Foundation until it is distributed as a grant. This avoids all possibility of money laundering and thereby protects all donors, as well as the foundation and its beneficiaries.