Public Sector

 

We provide a professional, independent and cost effective way to run grants programmes that target need in local communities. Our experienced grants team will work with you on the design, implementation and assessment of your Grants Programme to ensure that it helps you meet your strategic priorities.

We meet with you to discuss the focus of your fund, the geographic remit, the size and type of grants you wish to make, the kind of impact you are hoping for and the people you want on your decision making panel. Once the Fund is set up, we take care of all the administration and due diligence: devising the application form and guidelines; publicity and outreach; assessment, due diligence and shortlisting applications. We then present the grants panel with a selection of assessed projects, all of which meet the criteria, and you take the decision based on your own key priorities. Once decisions have been taken, we notify all applicants of the results and make payments to successful organisations. We then monitor the grant expenditure and keep you informed via an annual report on your Fund.

Our Experience

Listed below are just some of the public sector led grants programmes we have helped to deliver for central and local government and other statutory partners.

SEDF – Social Enterprise Development Fund
A social enterprise grants scheme funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Yorkshire Forward, providing grants of up to £30,000 for 10 social enterprises.

Leeds 11 Fund
A smaller social enterprise grants scheme, again funded by ERDF and Yorkshire Forward, providing grants of up to £10,000 for 5 projects operating in the LS11 area of Leeds.

Grassroots Grants
A 3-year, £1million government-backed programme from the Cabinet Office, providing grants of up to £5,000 for groups with an income of under £30,000.

Healthy Leeds Grants
A targeted small grants scheme funded by NHS Leeds that includes: a small grants programme of up to £1,000; major grants of up to £4,000; and a separate research programme.  Grants valuing £140,000 were given out to 52 different projects.

Leeds Transition Fund
A special fund which provides grants to third sector groups looking to innovate and adapt to the changing funding climate. A total of £300,000 has been distributed since 2011.

We are always pleased to answer your questions and to hear your thoughts about how to make a difference in Leeds. Please give us a call at 0113 242-2426 or contact us at info@leedscf.org.uk