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 Isha

“You can’t imagine the change the group brings into my family and the change it brings to everyone else who comes. When you see the big smiles on my children’s faces, you know they’re in a good place”

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Meet Gemma

“I started going to the classes; it’s great energy and fun. The classes appeal to a wide range of people – different age groups and background. It’s a nice community.”

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Meet Lanray

“I found out about the chapel when they were first renovating it in 2014. I did a summer broadcast course a few years later. It had everything I liked in terms of technology and products.”

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Our Funds