The Fairhurst Fund

Grant size: £500 to £5,000
Location: Leeds

Deadline: Closed

The Fairhurst Fund


The Fairhurst Fund was set up in 2018 and is independently managed by the Leeds Community Foundation. It supports Leeds Community Foundation’s values and vision of creating a city of opportunity for all.

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for organisations that support children and young people living in Leeds to be healthy and well; to work, learn and be financially well; and to thrive and be safe.  We want to fund organisations to deliver activities which have tangible and practical outcomes.

This fund has a particular focus on projects that actively support:

  • Children looked after by the local authority – i.e. young people in the care of the local authority, either with a foster carer or in a children’s home;
  • Care Leavers – i.e. young people aged 18 to 25, who were in the care of a local authority until they turned 18 and are living in Leeds;
  • Children who are eligible for free school meals;
  • Children and young people at risk of homelessness, or living in insecure accommodation;
  • Children who are living in areas of greatest need in the city.

This programme is currently closed for applications.


If you have any queries about the programme, please contact Leeds Community Foundation on (0113) 242 2426 or email