Launched in 2016 as a new initiative for Leeds, the Leeds Fund accepts contributions from individuals and companies wanting to support the city in which they live and/or work.
Responding to a variety of needs across the city, the fund distributes #GiveLoveLeeds grants of up to £2,500, as well as larger Strategic Grants of up to £25,000, and Micro Grants of up to £500 to support new and emerging community activity across Leeds.
Micro Grants programme
The Micro Grants programme seeks to provide community grants of up to £500 that will support locally-based community activity across the city. You can apply as an individual or a small group (income of the group must be under £2,500 per year).
You will know best what is needed in your community, but examples might include developing a new community garden; personal development workshops; skill development classes or activities that teach new skills and encourage independence and inter-generational activities.
You must be based in Leeds and the project activities must benefit residents of Leeds.
You can apply for grants between £100 – £500.
This is a rolling grant programme, so applications can be submitted at any time. At the start of each month, we will assess the applications received in the previous month and provide a response to you within the first two weeks of the month after which your application was submitted (although during busy periods this may take longer).
Fund Criteria can be found here. Please read this before applying.
Please fill in the application form which can be found here.