Community Partnering Fund

Grant size: £1,000 to £10,000

Location: Northern England

Deadline: Closed

Community Partnering Fund

Leeds Community Foundation is delighted to be working with Northern Gas Networks and Northern Powergrid to double the available funding to enable community groups to deliver schemes that tackle issues that are close to their hearts as utility companies – such as affordable warmth or the lack of young people choosing STEM subjects. As well as providing a short-term funding boost, we want to find organisations who can become our long-term partners. By working with groups who are embedded in their local communities, we can have much bigger impact.                             

Focus of the Fund

The Community Partnering Fund will focus on supporting Third Sector organisations and community groups (in the geographical areas highlighted at the end of his document) with innovative approaches to delivering sustainable initiatives that help broaden Northern Gas Networks and Northern Powergrid’s reach and educate and support communities and individuals on the following objectives:

  • Alleviating hardship associated with fuel poverty and promoting innovative energy-related environmental impact, energy efficiency or carbon reduction
  • Educating and informing communities about safety in relation to domestic gas and power including the dangers from Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning and how to protect against it
  • Encouraging interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and related career opportunities
  • Promoting use of the Priority Services Register, a free service provided by network operators and suppliers to customers in vulnerable circumstances within communities 

We appreciate that you may have an innovative idea but would need additional support to deliver it. Northern Gas Networks and Northern Powergrid are offering to support applicants in non-financial ways with training, information materials and networking opportunities related directly to carbon monoxide, energy efficiency, Priority Services Register, STEM subjects or fuel poverty. This means you do not need to be an expert in these areas in order to apply as we can provide briefings or training if needed. Just be sure to state if you’d like this additional support in your application.

This programme is currently closed for applications. 

If you require more information about this fund please contact Leeds Community Foundation on 0113 242 2426 or email