Our Impact

Creating a city of opportunity for all

We have distributed over £42 million in grants to date across Leeds and Bradford, 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 and create opportunities for people to be Healthy and Well, Work and Learn, Thrive and Be Safe, and Experience and Play.

Our Impact 2018/2019

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Our Story: 2018/2019

We’ve had a busy year with many exciting and significant highlights. Click below to read Our Story 2018/2019 and learn more about the impact we’ve had, as well as hear directly from some of our beneficiaries.

Investing in our communities

While many of our grants are given to citywide projects, others are focused on specific areas, as shown. This year, we also distributed grants in Wakefield and the North East of England, thanks to some of our national funders.

Our Stories

Meet Casey

“I like everything about this place: the big swing, the jumping tower and the den. This is my second home.”

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Meet Elliot

“I do a lot of the technical set-up for the late evening slot. I’d have never thought this role was for me, let alone be doing it at this level.”

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Meet Roisin

“Without the cafe, it would be very difficult for her to get any work experience, there just isn’t that opportunity, but she has the chance here.”

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Our Funds