Open Grants

Below are details of all our grants programmes currently open for applications. Before you apply please make sure you have read the criteria for each grant programme, the information on our Grants and Funding page and our Grantmaking Handbook.

We currently use online application forms for most of our grants programmes. If you require an alternative application method, or have any issues filling out your application please email or contact us on 0113 242 2426 for support.

Ideas that Change Lives

Deadline 25 April 2018 at 12noon
(28 March at 12noon for larger Development grant Expression of Interest)

This programme offers business and financial support to organisations and individuals with socially enterprising ideas that enable Leeds residents over 16 years old and with care and support needs to remain independent. 

Jimbo’s Fund

Deadline 3 May 2018 at 12noon

This fund is open to applications for projects in Leeds. Applicants need to be able to demonstrate that the beneficiaries of the project are facing some sort of hardship; the project is meeting an identified need in the local community; and can deliver tangible, positive results. Priority will be given to projects benefiting children and young people, people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, physical disabilities, older people, and people in need who are actively trying to help themselves in areas of significant disadvantage.

Solutions for an Ageing Society

The deadline for this programme has now passed, however, if you feel you have a venture that fits the criteria please get in touch with the Grants Team.

Grants are available up to £5,000 for social entrepreneurs with an idea to help older people live independent lives in their local community.

Henry Smith


We are able to offer advice on applications to the Henry Smith Charity Fund but we do not accept applications directly for this Fund.

Leeds Fund: Micro Grants

This fund is closed and will re-open in August 2018. Any applications already submitted are being processed.

Small grants of up to £500 are available to support social entrepreneurs/community activists or groups with a turnover of under £2,500 looking to develop or implement ideas that benefit Leeds residents.

Upcoming Grants Programmes

We manage a number of upcoming grant programmes which have yet to open or are currently closed for applications but are likely to re-open in the future. Find out more