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 Small Funds

This programme aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness amongst people over 50.

This is Round 11: the final round

Grant size
£5,000 to £10,000

Location
Leeds 

Deadline
16/05/2019 at 12 noon

Leeds Healthy Holidays Grants

This programme seeks to fund projects that address Holiday Hunger in Leeds through promoting Healthy Holiday activities with a food component for school-aged young people.

Grant size
£500 to £10,000

Location
Leeds

Deadline
31/05/2019 at 12 noon

The Leeds Fund Enterprise and Employability

Support for enterprising community led projects that promote inclusion by enhancing employability skills and helping to create jobs.

Grant size
£5,000 to £10,000

Location
Leeds 

Deadline
06/06/2019 at 12 noon

Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants

This fund will support activities that enhance learning and develop career opportunities; promote health and wellbeing; or provide local solutions to meet local needs, promote community cohesion and develop sustainable and supportive communities.

Grant size
Up to £2,000

Location
Leeds

Deadline
06/06/2019 at 12 noon

St Chad’s Fund Small Grants

This fund will support grants for a wide range of causes with a focus on meeting social needs, and projects should primarily benefit local people in the St. Chad’s Parish boundaries. 

Grant size
£500 to £2000

Location
St Chad’s Parish 

Deadline
27/06/2019 at 12noon

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

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

Ideas that Change Lives

The Ideas that Change Lives programme offers business guidance and financial investment to help organisations and individuals develop social enterprise ideas. 

The grant programme is currently closed (reopening May 2019) but free business advice is currently available to groups and individuals developing social enterprise projects.

Grant size
£500 to £15,000

Location
Leeds

Deadline
Grants Closed – Reopens May 2019

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.

Summer

Jimbo’s Fund
Supporting voluntary and community groups across Leeds.

Leeds Fund Small Grants
Projects that encapsulate Leeds Community Foundation’s values and vision of creating a city of opportunity for all.

Winter Wellbeing Grants
Supporting projects that target vulnerable people across the age spectrum in Leeds who are the most susceptible to the adverse effects of cold and severe weather.

Autumn

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.