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Giving your way – what is a Named Fund?

Apr 11, 2017 No Comments

  Later this month we will be launching a new brochure to highlight the benefits of a service which is unique to Community Foundations – Named Funds. A charitable vehicle that many people are not familiar with, Development Director of LCF, Kate Hainsworth, discusses the purpose of Named Funds and how they are the perfect […]

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Over 8,400 local people in our city will benefit from The Leeds Fund

Apr 06, 2017 Comments Off on Over 8,400 local people in our city will benefit from The Leeds Fund

The Leeds Fund celebrates a key milestone, having distributed over £550,000 during the past nine months to support local communities in Leeds, which will benefit over 8,400 local people. Securing and distributing large grants to address complex mental health problems, and small grants to provide, for example, a Christmas Dinner for people with no family – […]

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The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund supports community groups across the county

Apr 06, 2017 Comments Off on The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund supports community groups across the county

Nearly £20,000 of Awards have been made to projects working to reduce crime and invest in rehabilitation. The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire, Chris Brown Esq, celebrated the end of his term with an Awards presentation at the Judge’s Lounge & Dining Room in support of community groups working to help reduce crime and invest […]

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St John’s Centre helps The Leeds Fund to grow

Apr 05, 2017 Comments Off on St John’s Centre helps The Leeds Fund to grow

Local shopping precinct, the St John’s Centre, has raised money in support of The Leeds Fund, which distributes grants to community groups and charities across the city. Gathering donations from their Narnia themed musical puppet box that was displayed in the centre at the end of last year, St John’s Centre raised £1,000 in support of […]

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The Leeds Fund continues to help address the needs of local people across the city

Mar 27, 2017 Comments Off on The Leeds Fund continues to help address the needs of local people across the city

Over £18,800 distributed in grants to community projects The latest round of #GiveLoveLeeds grants has supported eight community projects with grants of up to £2,500, totalling over £18,800, to help them engage with local people to strengthen existing relationships and provide the tools to create healthy family relationships.   ChildsSide, Community Central Café and Kidz […]

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Over half of local charities fear closure within five years

Mar 23, 2017 Comments Off on Over half of local charities fear closure within five years

  A report by digital giving platform, Localgiving, has found that less than half of local charities surveyed were ‘confident they would still be operating in five years’ time’.     A recent article from Fundraising Live Magazine looked at this in more detail, citing figures from the Local Charity and Community Group Sustainability Report […]

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Helping people to get ‘work ready’

Mar 22, 2017 Comments Off on Helping people to get ‘work ready’

Almost 60,000 adults of working age in Leeds are unemployed, on long term sick or looking after family but want to work. We are officially launching the Employability Partnership on 27th April, with support from Hammerson, NatWest and Trinity Leeds, to support individuals with multiple barriers to employment, moving them closer to being ‘work ready’. […]

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LCF Big Northern Quiz raises £1,140 to support The Leeds Fund

Mar 22, 2017 Comments Off on LCF Big Northern Quiz raises £1,140 to support The Leeds Fund

LCF Law kindly hosted a fun-filled evening of taxing quiz questions in aid of The Leeds Fund. The LCF Big Northern Quiz welcomed 17 teams from local professional firms to The Adelphi pub in Leeds on Tuesday 21 March. From rounds including movie sound clips to rounds focused on film and sport in Leeds, you […]

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Get on your bike and raise money for The Leeds Fund

Mar 21, 2017 Comments Off on Get on your bike and raise money for The Leeds Fund

We are calling for all keen cyclists to join their Maserati Tour de Yorkshire and raise money for The Leeds Fund. A charity dedicated to creating  positive change in Leeds, the Foundation have 10 places available on their race team for the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire. It’s free to join them – all you need […]

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Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund re-opens for applications

Feb 08, 2017 Comments Off on Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund re-opens for applications

Community projects and individuals from across Leeds have the opportunity to apply for grants and bursaries from the Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund. Set up to honour the memory of local school teacher, Ann Maguire, and to develop the aspirations of young people, the Fund which is managed by LCF has raised over £200,000. Bursaries […]

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