Open Grants

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

We recommend you check our Applying for a Grant section first to see if you’re eligible and what our application process involves.

Time to Shine Seasonal Loneliness Fund

Time to Shine will be working with Leeds Community Foundation to make grants to community groups addressing seasonal loneliness over the Christmas holidays 2019 and the summer holidays 2020.

Grant size
£500 to £2,500

Location
Leeds

**Extended Deadline**
12/09/2019 at 12 noon

Stay Well This Winter Grants

This fund supports innovative projects that help vulnerable people to cope with winter weather. We are particularly keen for projects to increase resilience and self-care, reduce social isolation, and support vulnerable people living in cold housing. 

Grant size
Up to £2,500 (area-based projects)
Up to £5,000 (citywide projects)

Location
Leeds

Deadline
20/09/2019 at 12 noon

Pears Youth Fund

This fund encourages projects that actively involve young people in their design and delivery and that focus on youth voice, influence and engagement.

Grant size
Up to £7,500 (single applicants)
Up to £10,000 (partnerships)

Location
Leeds and Bradford

Deadline
26/09/2019 at 12 noon

The Manjit Wolstenholme Fund

This fund seeks to support children and young people in disadvantaged areas of Bradford District to achieve their potential through educational and aspirational opportunities.

Grant size
£5,000 to £10,000

Location
Bradford

Deadline
01/10/2019 at 12 noon

Leeds Parks Fund

This programme seeks applications from community groups who have ideas about how to improve and transform their local green spaces for the benefit of local people, wildlife and the environment.

Grant size
£500 to £2,500

Location
Leeds

Deadline
08/10/2019 at 12 noon

Community Partnering Fund

This fund supports projects which focus on any of the following: assisting those in fuel poverty; supporting domestic safety, especially around carbon monoxide or electricity; promoting STEM subjects and careers; encouraging use of the Priority Services Register.

Grant size
£1,000 to £10,000

Location
Northern England

Deadline
15/10/2019 at 12 noon

The Leeds Fund: Micro Grants

The Leeds Fund: Micro Grants support individuals and small groups delivering locally-based grassroots activity in communities across Leeds.

Grant size
£100 to £500

Location
Leeds 

Deadline
Ongoing

Henry Smith Charity

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

Grant size
£20,000 to £180,000

Location
Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield

Deadline
Ongoing

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.

Autumn

Community Partnering Fund
Supporting groups that are tackling fuel poverty, promote STEM and promote the Priority Services Register (PSR).

Go Higher West Yorkshire
Increasing the number of young people progressing into Higher Education from areas where progression rates are currently low.

The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund
Supporting law and order in the widest sense, and particularly initiatives to reduce crime and rehabilitate offenders within West Yorkshire.

Ideas that Change Lives Grants
Business guidance and financial investment to help organisations and  individuals to develop socially enterprising ideas that enable people in Leeds with care and support needs to remain independent.

Lunch Clubs Grants
Supporting the day to day running costs of lunch clubs for older people, promoting social inclusion and good nutrition.

The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation Fund
Supporting community groups and enterprises to improve the health, wellbeing and life chances of local people in the communities of greatest need.