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Celebrating impact: Third Sector Health Grants Showcase event

Dec 14, 2017 No Comments

  Last Friday on 8th December we celebrated the impact our Third Sector Health Grants programme has made with a showcase event at Horizon, Leeds. Since 2015, NHS Leeds CCGs (CCGs) in partnership with Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) have invested over £2M in a Third Sector Health Grants programme to support new and developed local charities […]

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Finding love with Luv2MeetU

Dec 14, 2017 No Comments

  We asked Michael at the time, ‘When did you decide that you wanted to marry Mandy and spend the rest of your life with her?’ Michael ‘I realised early on that I had met the right girl, we just hit it off together right from the first date. I thought I think I’ll have this […]

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#GiveBradford campaign launches at Salts Mill

Dec 14, 2017 No Comments

There are over 41,000 children living in poverty in Bradford which has been ranked as the 5th most income deprived local authority in England. Since 2012 LCF has invested over £3.8m to support community projects and small charities across the Bradford, which in turn have benefitted over 155,000 local people.  But there is still much that can be done to […]

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Breaking Boundaries

Dec 14, 2017 No Comments

Hosted in partnership with 4 key organisations in Leeds, this new event series brings together businesses and the community and provides an opportunity to grow your existing connections, take part in interactive skill sessions and understand the issues facing your city. The second event is hosted by Clarion and welcomes Kate Hardcastle a.k.a The Customer […]

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Third Sector Health Outcomes Showcase

Dec 13, 2017 No Comments

The difference in healthy life expectancy between those living in the least and most deprived areas of the UK is 19 years. Social determinants—such as housing, education, friends and communities, family, employment and our surroundings—are increasingly recognised as the most important drivers of health outcomes and life expectancy. Since 2015 NHS Leeds CCGs (CCGs) in partnership […]

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Think Like a Pony: Empowering Children

Nov 27, 2017 Comments Off on Think Like a Pony: Empowering Children

This month we’ve caught up with Lynne Henry, founder of Think Like Pony (TLAP), a unique education and riding centre that empowers young children and helps them develop emotionally, mentally and physically. Earlier this year, we awarded TLAP a Looked After Children grant to support their work with Leeds Social Services and looked after children in care. […]

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Holiday Hunger Campaign launches to help vulnerable children in Leeds

Nov 27, 2017 Comments Off on Holiday Hunger Campaign launches to help vulnerable children in Leeds

  Over 30,000 schoolchildren in Leeds are going hungry as families are struggling to meet the costs of feeding their children in the school holidays. Holiday Hunger is of increasing national concern and is a real problem for those who already rely on free school meals.  In Leeds it has become an emerging priority for the […]

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Leeds Together

Nov 27, 2017 Comments Off on Leeds Together

Earlier this month, LCF launched a new series of events called Leeds Together, in partnership with three key organisations in Leeds. Bringing together businesses and the community, the events  provided an opportunity to grow existing connections, take part in interactive skill sessions and understand the issues facing the city. Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth hosted November’s launch event […]

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Sally-Anne Greenfield: Why Yorkshire needs more philanthropists 

Nov 25, 2017 Comments Off on Sally-Anne Greenfield: Why Yorkshire needs more philanthropists 

  What is a philanthropist? When many people hear the word, they usually think it’s an Ultra High Net Worth Individual [1] giving millions of pounds or dollars to a charitable cause – people like Warren Buffet or Bill Gates. However, the word comes from the Greek – the love of humanity.  Nowhere in its […]

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Giving made easy: Our work with Trusted Advisors

Oct 30, 2017 Comments Off on Giving made easy: Our work with Trusted Advisors

  The Foundation’s most significant gift to date was made by self-made millionaire, Jimi Heselden, whose amazing generosity has, and continues to, make a remarkable impact in Leeds communities. From the large scale transformation of the Old Fire Station in Gipton, to the numerous grants given to local community groups through Jimbo’s Fund, Jimi Heselden’s […]

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