The Leeds Fund
What is The Leeds Fund?
The Leeds Fund welcomes financial contributions from individuals and businesses who want to support the city in which they live and work.
The Leeds Fund bridges the gap between those in need and those with the ability to help.
Since its launch in 2016, The Leeds Fund has attracted significant investment from key organisations including John Lewis, Asda Foundation and HARIBO.
The fund has three levels of grants: micro, small and strategic. Strategic grants are themed and focus on current priority needs of the city. These are identified by working in partnership with the third sector and key public and civic organisations in Leeds, in our role as a convenor and catalyst for change in the city.
The priority for the first series of strategic grants was Mental Health and, in 2020, the strategic priority for the city is Loneliness and Inclusion.
Reasons to support
- Help groups across the city to make a significant difference in our communities
- Support innovative and impactful strategies to tackle priority needs in the city
- Brand alignment and association with The Leeds Fund – ‘playing your part’
- PR and branding opportunities for partners of The Leeds Fund
- Make a positive impact on the lives of individuals that need the help the most in Leeds
Up to £500
To develop and implement ideas and small interventions that make a significant difference in people’s lives. The programme provides the opportunity to trial new and innovative ideas.
Up to £2,500
To support new and emerging activity across Leeds, focussing on enhancing skills and promoting social inclusion. The programme enables local people to feel connected and confident to get involved in community activities.
Up to £25,000
To support innovative and targeted projects that aim to bring groups together to achieve positive outcomes across the city. The strategic focus since the launch of The Leeds Fund has been Mental Health and, in 2019, the strategic priority is Loneliness and Inclusion.
How to Get Involved
Individuals and businesses can contribute to making a difference in our city. Donate directly or speak to us about becoming a partner of The Leeds Fund.