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100 Club feature: Mark Martin, Rabbit Hole

Apr 18, 2018

Mark Martin is a director of Leeds-based Rabbit Hole, a creative studio specialising in art direction, brand identity design and web development. He is a member of the 100 Club, a patronage scheme for individuals who are motivated to make a difference in Leeds. Here, he discusses what he loves about the city, and why he’s involved […]

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Guest author: Emil McKenzie of Armstrong Watson

Apr 18, 2018

This month we’ve invited Emil McKenzie of Armstrong Watson to share his experience of working with us as a Trusted Advisor. Through his position as an advocate for the Foundation, Emil was able to refer a client to our work in the city and our impact in Leeds communities. Here Emil tells us more about […]

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Celebrating young people at the Pears Fund event

Mar 26, 2018

  The projects funded by the first round of the Pears Youth Fund were celebrated at a special event last week held at The Tetley art gallery. Over the past year, Leeds Community Foundation has worked closely with the Pears Foundation, a family foundation based in London who established a fund of £100,000 with LCF in […]

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Businesses join together to celebrate first #GiveBradford 100 Club event

Mar 26, 2018

Key Bradford businesses and local charities came together last week to celebrate the first Bradford 100 Club event, held at Bradford City Football Club’s Northern Commercial Stadium. Launched in November 2017, the #GiveBradford campaign enables local communities across the district to get the support they need to create positive change and improve the lives of […]

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100 Club feature: Teresa Davidson of Irwin Mitchell

Mar 25, 2018

  Teresa Davidson is a partner and head of Family team at Irwin Mitchell, Leeds.  She is a member of the Leeds Community Foundation’s 100 Club, a patronage scheme for individuals who are motivated to make a difference in Leeds. Here, Davidson discusses what she loves about the city, and why she’s involved in the foundation. Your favourite […]

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Gaining skills and experience: Leeds Bike Mill

Mar 25, 2018

  Each month we’re celebrating some of the community champions we’ve supported in the region. Leeds Bike Mill is a community-based bike recycling and training co-operative who aim to make cycling and bicycle maintenance skills more accessible to the people of Leeds. Here, Celia from Leeds Bike Mill tells us more about what they do […]

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LCF CEO joins the judging panel for the Business Masters Awards

Feb 26, 2018

  We’re extremely excited to share that our recently appointed CEO, Kate Hainsworth will be joining Master Cutler, Ken Cooke, Leeds BID non-executive Director, Diane Cheesbrough and Professor George Lodorfos of Leeds Beckett University to put the best of Yorkshire’s business community through their paces. Together with fellow judges, Kate will make the final selection […]

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High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund successful applicants announced

Feb 26, 2018

  Re-opened in November 2017 by the current High Sheriff of West Yorkshire, Dr Terry Bramall CBE, the successful applicants in the next round of the High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund have now been chosen. The Office of High Sheriff is an independent non-political Royal appointment for a single year. The origins of the […]

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Businesses rise to the challenge at LightStart Apps Bake Off Event

Feb 21, 2018

  The cakes have been baked, the breads have been plaited and the results of The Great Business Bake Off are in. The best bakers in Leeds’ business community came out on force on 12 February for LightStartApps much awaited baking event in support of our #HolidayHungerLeeds campaign. A staggering range of over 30 breads […]

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Giving young people a voice: Bradford Community Broadcasting

Feb 21, 2018

  Each month we’re celebrating some of the community champions we’ve supported in the region. Leeds and Bradford have a wealth of small charities, community and voluntary groups. We support these local organisations so they can keep making a difference to thousands of people every day. This month we’ve caught up with Mary from Bradford […]

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