Creating a city of opportunity for all

We work together with partners to create positive change with the communities that need it most, by investing funding and expertise to build a better future now.​

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By investing in The 100 Club, supporters enable the Foundation to become increasingly resilient, boosting its grant making role.

Our Open Grants

Take a look at our open and upcoming grants programmes to get a sense of the types of grant you can apply for.

GiveBradford

Our GiveBradford campaign helps businesses and individuals give back to the place in which they live and work.

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To support the Leeds Community Foundation Resilience Fund visit: virginmoneygiving.com/fund/LeedsResilienceFund
Information about the Leeds Community Foundation Resilience Fund
To support the GiveBradford Resilience Fund visit: virginmoneygiving.com/fund/BradfordResilienceFund
Information about the GiveBradford Resilience Fund

A Message from Kate Hainsworth, CEO, Leeds Community Foundation and GiveBradford

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 

The Foundation supports thousands of charities and voluntary groups across the city, addressing inequalities and working together to help create opportunities for those that need help the most.

All of us at Leeds Community Foundation are delighted to be working shoulder to shoulder with partners in Leeds and Bradford, across sectors, and with fellow funders, to provide a joined up provision for those we can support who need it the most.

  • Providing food for families most at risk.
  • providing running costs/support for community groups that in normal times are thriving and able to support their community, but with the effects of the public health emergency, are facing collapse.

This means we have worked really quickly to:

 

We have also been working closely with and are grateful to our current fund holders and donors for their flexibility in the face of this national emergency, which has allowed us to:

  • extend deadlines,
  • postpone programmes, or
  • repurpose their funds to meet the current need.

 

From all of us at Leeds Community Foundation and GiveBradford, we hope to keep you updated and provide some reassurance and guidance  in working together to ensure we can all continue to support our local communities and help those that need it the most.

What we do.

 

Leeds Community Foundation supports thousands of charities and voluntary groups across the city, addressing inequalities and working together to help create opportunities for those that need help the most.

We invest in these groups by distributing grants and sharing advice – acting as a catalyst for positive change. Leeds Community Foundation relies on the generosity of individuals, businesses and public sector organisations to help local people to gain the support they need now, while investing in a brighter future for all. ​

Our Impact 2018/2019

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Our Impact

We’ve distributed over £42 million in grants to date, enabling positive change in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in our communities.

We distribute grants, share advice and use our specialist knowledge to help community projects thrive so they can make an even greater impact.

Our News

Keep up to date with our news, events and opportunities.

Meet Sharon

“Cooking club set me a goal to start doing things again, it made me feel important and valued.”

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Resilience Fund Launched to Support Communities

Leeds Community Foundation have launched a fund to support charities and community groups across
Leeds that are experiencing exceptional difficulties operating as a result of the National Emergency
measures resulting from COVID-19

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GiveBradford Resilience Fund Launched

GiveBradford have launched a fund to support charities and community groups across Bradford that are
experiencing exceptional difficulties operating as a result of the National Emergency measures resulting from
COVID-19.

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