Helpful Sites

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Leeds is fortunate to have a rich resource of organisations working together in our communities. If you are interested in finding out more about how philanthropy and giving builds strong and resilient communities, we think you will find these useful and interesting sites.



Business in the Community
Advise, support and challenge business members to create a sustainable future and improve business performance.

Common Purpose
Run leadership development courses that mix people from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Leeds City Council
The website contains a host of information for local residents about living in Leeds.

Leeds Initiative
The local strategic partnership bringing together the public, private and third sectors to achieve success, encourage improvement, and tackle and overcome problems.

Leeds Infrastructure Consortium (LIC)
A support network of infrastructure organisations who provide the structure for the third sector to grow.  They have produced a special support section with helpful guidance on the following:

  • Finance
  • Funding
  • Governance
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Networks & Partnerships
  • Resources
  • Planning

Leeds Ahead
Helps companies get practically involved in social and economic regeneration through a comprehensive of volunteering, mentoring and training activities.

Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL)
Provides direct support services and specialist advice to third sector organisations and community groups across Leeds, helping them to carry out their work.

West Yorkshire Community Accounting  Services (WYCAS ) 
Offers a range of accounting service, financial training and advice services for the voluntary and community sector.



Charity Commission
Comprehensive information about all registered charities in the UK.

Community Foundation Network
The national network supporting the independent Foundations in the UK.

Institute for Philanthropy
Provides high level strategic philanthropy advice to donors.

Philanthropy UK
Provides free advice to philanthropists wanting to find out more about how to give.

New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)
A consultancy/think tank dedicated to helping funders and charities achieve greater impact.



A useful website with lots of information about funding, including how to find it!

Funding Central
Further information about funding.