Launched in 2016 as a new initiative for Leeds, this fund accepts contributions from individuals and companies wanting to support the city in which they live and/or work, and will become synonymous with local giving in Leeds.
Every year the fund will provide larger grants to support a strategic priority (chosen by LCF in response to need and impact) and an ‘open pot’ for smaller grants up to £2,500. The priority for 2016/17 is mental health.
We’re proud to have Leeds Rhinos player, Stevie Ward backing The Leeds Fund as a mental health champion:
“As a Leeds Fund Champion, I am extremely proud to be associated with an organisation who works tirelessly across the city to provide opportunities for all. They continue to lead on the awareness and prevention of mental health issues in the city and have supported a large number of organisations on the ground making a huge difference.”