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Getting in the Summer spirit with our 100 Club supporters

Jun 26, 2018

This June, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting two 100 Club events for our fantastic Leeds and Bradford supporters. Taking advantage of the rare Summer weather, both events embraced the outdoors, complete with a BBQ and rooftop terrace. Getting in the Summer spirit Kicking off our Summer series of events was our Bradford 100 Club […]

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Awards all round: Our visit to Paperworks film premiere

Jun 22, 2018

  This week Leeds Community Foundation’s new Grants Officers, Helina Bassey and Sam Dowgill were given a fantastic opportunity to visit one of our funded groups, Paperworks, and attend a very special event celebrating the success of their recent projects. Here Helina shares more about the project and this fantastic event:   This week myself and […]

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100 Club feature: Guy Redwood, SimpleUsability

Jun 20, 2018

  Guy Redwood of the founder and managing director of SimpleUsability. He is a supporter of our 100 Club, a patronage scheme for individuals who are motivated to make a difference in Leeds. Here, Guy discusses what he loves about the city, and why he’s involved in the foundation.   What is your favourite thing about Leeds? It’s […]

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New £100K funding programme launched to empower young people to Go Higher

Jun 20, 2018

    We’re excited to announce the launch of a new funding programme designed to help young people build the skills, knowledge and confidence to progress into Higher Education. We are delighted to be working with Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY), a partnership of 12 colleges and universities, to distribute a total of £100,000 to […]

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LCF selected as charity partner for Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2018

May 29, 2018

  We are excited to announce that Leeds Community Foundation’s Leeds Fund has been selected as the charity partner for Yorkshire Life magazine’s prestigious Food and Drink Awards 2018.   One of the biggest events in the northern culinary calendar, the awards are designed to champion and showcase the best of the region’s food and […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Celebrating The Leeds Fund’s Impact

May 24, 2018

  The 14-20th May marked the UK’s Mental Health Awareness Week. As people across the country flocked to social media to tell their stories and give support, we also wanted to share with you some of the amazing impact our Leeds Fund and the community groups we support have made to thousands of local people’s […]

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100 Club feature: Arena Group

May 23, 2018

                                Laura Edwards is the Sales Account Manager for Arena Group who specialise in hard copy and electronic document management. Arena Group are members of our 100 Club, a patronage scheme for individuals who are motivated to make a difference in Leeds. Here, she […]

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LS14 Trust: Supporting local people’s mental health

May 23, 2018

  Each month we’re celebrating some of the community champions we’ve supported in the region. LS14 Trust is a community organisation that works to make positive change in communities across Seacroft, Swarcliffe and Whinmoor. Their Art Room project is a community based, free art therapy service for adults and families who are offered twelve weeks of […]

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HARIBO supports 14 youth projects through The Leeds Fund

Apr 18, 2018

Thanks to a donation from HARIBO, 14 community projects have received a Leeds Fund grant to improve the emotional and mental wellbeing of young people across Leeds. Managed by LCF, The Leeds Fund has distributed over £600,000 since it was launched in 2016 to support a variety of local issues and build on the Foundation’s […]

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Bringing people together: That Friday Feeling

Apr 18, 2018

Each month we’re celebrating some of the community champions we’ve supported in the region. That Friday Feeling is a gardening and community horticultural group aimed at older men that provides an opportunity to socialise, exercise and gain new skills. Here, Martin tells us more about the project and how a Time to Shine Small Fund […]

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