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“What I love about the Leeds Community Foundation is that they are not cause-specific, they are Leeds-specific. No matter what you are interested in the Foundation will be able to find some amazing community groups that, with your financial support, can have a really significant impact on the lives of Leeds people.”   Paula Dillon, Bond Dickinson  

Giving Options 

Charity of the Year – The Leeds Fund 

The Foundation’s main fundraising channel is The Leeds Fund. By supporting The Leeds Fund, you are helping local community projects and charities that improve the lives of local people. Your company and employees can support The Leeds Fund through fundraising activities, or even better, you can select us as your Charity of the Year (COTY) partner. Find out more.

Named Fund

Named funds are one of the specialist services that Community Foundations are uniquely positioned to provide. They are a simple and cost effect alternative to establishing an independent charitable trust, quick to set up and extremely flexible, allowing you to have as much input into the grant making process as you choose. Named Funds can be set up for a minimum donation of £25,000 and can include your companies name or an area of need you wish to support. Find out more. 

Payroll Giving

A flexible scheme which allows anyone who pays UK income tax to give regularly and on a tax free basis to the charities and good causes of their choice. Payroll giving donations are deducted before tax, so each £1.00 you give will only cost you 80p.

It is simple and easy to set up a payroll giving scheme. There is little in the way of cost and administration, and you’ll probably be able to adapt your existing payroll system to operate the scheme. LCF has partnered up with County Durham Community Foundation – an approved Payroll Giving Agent – to manage the scheme.

The 100 Club

A special patronage scheme for individuals or businesses who want to make a difference in Leeds. Members meet once a quarter to hear about the community work their money is supporting and to network with like-minded individuals. Find out more. 

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