Welcome to Leeds Community Foundation

Together we aim to create a city of opportunity for all


Welcome to Leeds Community Foundation

We are a catalyst for positive change in Leeds

We have a lot to be proud about in Leeds:

A vibrant historic city, full of opportunity, thriving industry, good schools and universities, and beautiful parks. However, not everyone has access to these opportunities.

Thousands of charities and voluntary groups across the city work tirelessly to address these inequalities, and help their communities. Leeds Community Foundation invests in these groups to support Leeds now and in the future. We do this by distributing grants, convening debates, sharing advice: we are a catalyst for positive change in Leeds.

Leeds Community Foundation relies on the generosity of businesses and individuals who care about their city; who want to ‘give something back’.

Together we aim to create a city of opportunity for all.

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What we do

We offer a range of bespoke services to help you give something back to your local community:

• Philanthropy support
• Corporate support
• Expertise
• Community leadership & grant distribution

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Apply for grants

We offer support, guidance and financial grants to community groups, charities and social enterprises who are making a difference in Leeds.

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The Leeds Fund

A new initiative for Leeds, this fund will accept contributions from individuals and companies wanting to support the city in which they live and/or work, and will become synonymous with local giving in Leeds. Watch this short video from our Charity Patron Gabby Logan and get involved.