100 Club FAQs

1. Can you tell me a little more about membership costs?
2. So what are the payment options?
3. What’s the different between joining as an individual or joining as a business?
4. Can you tell me a little bit more about the events programme?
5. What other involvement would I/we have with the Foundation?
6. Where does my money go?
7. But I support other charities…
8. What if I’m too busy to attend anything?

 

 

1. Can you tell me a little more about membership costs?

The cost is detailed below, you can match the regularity of your payments with how it best suits you.

  • £1,000 annually
  • £250 quarterly
  • £83.33 monthly (only the cost of a meal out for two—just stock up on canapés at the next 100 Club event!)

2. So what are the payment options?

We’re happy to receive your money in whatever way is most convenient for you! Some options listed below:

  • Standing order (preferred)
  • Cheque
  • Bacs

3. What’s the different between joining as an individual or joining as a business?

  • If you join as a business then this will be a strong feature of your community investment strategy. You would nominate one or two representatives to attend the events.
  • If you join as an individual and you’re a higher rate tax payer then not only does LCF get an extra £250 in gift aid, but you will also get a tax rebate of the same amount. If you’re a top rate tax payer then you’ll get £312 back.

4. Can you tell me a little bit more about the events programme?

  • Members are invited to regular events in interesting or unique venues within the city centre (recent locations have included the independent Leeds Library, the Arch Café and the Henry Moore Institute).
  • We hear about projects the community groups are working on that we’ve helped fund as well as real  human stories giving a taster of the impact of the funding LCF provides.
  • We serve wine, juice and canapés; it’s a very friendly, informal networking style event.

5. What other involvement would I/we have with the Foundation?

  • We welcome your input and expertise to help us in our mission of improving Leeds – be that by sponsoring an event, opening a fund with us, or recommending us to your clients.
  • Members receive priority invites to other relevant and engaging events (like the 21st Century Leadership event we held in September 2015 where the MD of John Lewis and head of Veolia spoke about their challenges and predictions ahead).
  • Visits to community groups take place regularly giving an insight into the work being done on the frontline of our communities.
  • You are kept informed of all LCF activities and receive quarterly newsletters.

6. Where does my money go?

The key role of a CF is to raise money and give it out in grants & these activities are covered by the fees we charge for our services. However the 100 Club enables us to do so much more…

  • Philanthropy experts: We encourage people to give. We speak at events, meet clients and write articles that talk about the benefits of giving in order to encourage and inspire others to give.
  • Community leadership: As we are not cause-specific we are able to play a key role in representing the third sector on a number of strategic boards and committees in Leeds. We talk about the key role the sector plays in delivering startling results in local communities; the reach it has into places the public sector cannot; and the transformation that it makes to people’s lives.
  • Capacity building: The reason we are really here is to help the groups we support continue to flourish and grow. We do more than just give grants; we give support, encouragement and advice. We run seminars and workshops on governance, finance, marketing and business planning.

It is these three roles that the 100 Club membership supports. You take us from being transactional to transformational grant makers. Without your support the above vital work simply wouldn’t happen.

7. But I support other charities

We are the local charity specialist. We support projects you may not have heard of. As a 100 Club member you’re supporting over 500 groups a year, that cut across cause and demographic. What they all have in common is their local LEEDS focus and desire to make change in their community.

8. What if I’m too busy to attend anything?

Whilst we would love you to join us at our events, if you can’t, we always send a summary of what you’ve missed. We try to rotate the days so you have more chance of making it if you have other commitments. We’re always happy to fit around your schedule if you want to catch up. It’s more about knowing you’re supporting some incredible groups than needing to come to all the events.