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High Score!

May 10, 2012

LCF  had a great time at the bowling fundraiser for the Lord Mayor’s Charity –  Thanks, Voluntary Action Leeds!

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Call to Action: Turning Empty Houses into Homes

May 03, 2012

We aim to start by raising £45,000 to turn a crumbling empty house into a liveable home – and are calling for  cash donations to buy specific household items and ‘pledges in kind’ from businesses and organisations keen to help with the physical transformation of an empty home. And this is just the beginning! >> […]

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The Funding Network: Application Deadline is Friday, April 27, 2012

Apr 23, 2012

Is your project helping create social change in local communities in Leeds? Does your work fit under one of the following categories: Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Education or Conflict Prevention & Resolution?  If so, we invite you to apply for a grant of up to £5,000 from the Funding Network.  >> Read more on […]

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May Match Fund Challenge!

Apr 20, 2012

Groups registered through LCF on will be eligible for up to £1,000 of matched funding starting on May 14th. Leeds Community Foundation has committed £17,500 to the May Match Funding Challenge.   FREE TRAINING: FUNDRAISING ON and 1:1 SUPPORT FOR ADDING YOUR GROUP TO >> Read More . . .   Free Events […]

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Your voice counts!

Apr 12, 2012

Concerned about the 2012 budget limits for charitable donations? The Leeds Community Foundation recommends three things: (1) Write to your local MP, expressing your concern. (2) Write directly to David Cameron and George Osborne. (3) Sign up to a campaign called “Give it back George” at ( >> Read more . . . LOCAL CHARITIES […]

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DragonBoat Race Waiting List Opened

Mar 25, 2012

Have you signed up your team yet?  Requests to sign up teams for June 30 have been fantastic – in fact, we’ve had to open up a waiting list! If you’d like to get in on Dragon Boat 2012 – call Amanda at 0113-242-2426.

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£100,000 raised across West Yorkshire in 24 hours!

Mar 04, 2012

Thank you! With your help, 97 charities who are ‘live’ on raised over £47,000 during the March Match Fund on March 1st. That £47,000, along with the  £47,000 in matched funding and Gift Aid contributions, makes a brilliant total of over £100,000, which all goes to support community activities and projects in West Yorkshire. […]

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Helping Hands: Warm Hearts

Feb 28, 2012

Every single pound donated to the Surviving Winter Appeal is reaching someone facing fuel poverty this winter. It gets there through small local charitable organisations working with older and vulnerable people and ensures the people most in need of help are helped.

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