Open Grants

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


The following grant programmes are currently open for applications:

Solutions for an Ageing Society

FINAL closing date for expressions of interest Friday 16 March 2018

Grants up to £5,000 for social entrepreneurs with                                                                           sustainable ideas to help older people to live positive,                                                                     independent lives in local communities.

Leeds Fund: Micro Grants

Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis. The next deadline is Wednesday 28 February 2018

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

Building a Stronger Britain Together

Closing Date 5pm 16 February 2018

Grants are offered in 2 sizes – £1,000—£14,999 and £15,000 – £50,000 civil society and community organisations who work to create more resilient communities, to counter extremism in all its forms and offer vulnerable individuals positive alternatives.

Healthy Holidays

This fund is currently closed to grant applications. If you have submitted an application to us and would like to access the information about ordering food for your project, please click here and go to the Resources section.

Ideas that Change Lives

The Ideas that Change Lives programme offers business support and financial investment to support and encourage organisations and individuals to develop socially enterprising ideas that enable Leeds residents age 16+ with care and support needs to remain independent.  For more information and to apply please click here.


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.

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