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Teaching carnival arts: HB Mama Dread’s Masqueraders

Jan 24, 2018

                            “We don’t need titles and trophies, we do this for the smiles and enjoyment of every single person that takes part… and to stand for something more than just feathered headpieces and glitter bikinis.”   HB Mama Dread’s Masqueraders are a carnival […]

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LightStart: The Great Business Bake Off

Jan 24, 2018

  LightStart’s upcoming baking competition, organised in support of LCF’s #HolidayHungerLeeds campaign, aims to answer a very important question: which Leeds businesses can bake? Digital design company, LightStart is challenging the budding bakers in the city’s business community to impress the judges with their cupcakes, dazzle with their showstoppers and entice with their plaited loaves. […]

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HARIBO donates £20,000 to Leeds Fund following Prince Harry visit

Jan 22, 2018

  HARIBO has donated £20,000 to Leeds Community Foundation (LCF)’s Leeds Fund to support the charity’s next round of #GiveLoveLeeds grants. The donation is inspired by HRH Prince Henry of Wales’ summer 2017 visit to Yorkshire, where he spoke at LCF’s Leeds Leads: Encouraging Happy Young Minds event before visiting HARIBO’s Castleford based facility, and it reinforces the brand’s commitment […]

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Kate Hainsworth appointed as new Chief Executive of LCF

Jan 09, 2018

Kate Hainsworth appointed as new Chief Executive of Leeds Community Foundation. Kate has over two decades of development experience and has worked for a number of Third and Private Sector organisations. Her previous experience includes senior roles at Opera North and Theatre Royal Wakefield. She is currently Development Director and Deputy CEO of LCF, and […]

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Celebrating impact: Third Sector Health Grants Showcase event

Dec 14, 2017

  An event was held last Friday to 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 […]

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Finding love with Luv2MeetU

Dec 14, 2017

  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

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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Leeds Together with Kate Hardcastle

Dec 14, 2017

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 from 3.00-5.30pm on Wednesday 31 January and […]

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Third Sector Health Outcomes Showcase

Dec 13, 2017

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

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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