Creating positive change in the communities
of Leeds that need it most.

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How to get involved

There are a number of ways individuals and businesses can get involved and support the Fund:

Give something back

Donations of any size can be made to The Leeds Fund online, by cheque or BACS. If you are donating as an individual, you can add gift aid, providing the Foundation with an additional 25p for every £1.

  • Give online and set up a regular donation
  • Download our Gift Aid Declaration Form to increase your individual donations
  • Make cheques payable to The Leeds Fund and post to: The Leeds Fund, 1st Floor, 51a St Paul’s Street, Leeds, Ls1 2TE

Become a Charity of the Year partner

Your company and employees can support us through fundraising activities, or even better, you can select us as your Charity of the Year (COTY) partner. All of our COTY partners are assigned a dedicated Relationship Manager to help set a realistic fundraising target and assist with PR and social media promotion.

Sponsor a Leeds Fund event

Sponsoring our events is an amazing way to promote The Leeds Fund, whilst enabling you to visibly demonstrate your commitment to the city.

Set up employee payroll giving

Payroll giving is a flexible scheme which allows anyone who pays UK income tax to give regularly, and on a tax-free basis, to the charities of their choice.  Donations are deducted before tax, so each £1.00 you give will only cost you 80p.  If you already have a payroll scheme in place, we would love to discuss how we can encourage staff to donate to The Leeds Fund as an ideal way to support local causes in Leeds.  If you don’t yet have a scheme in place, it is simple and easy to set up and we are happy to provide initial advice.

Help us spread the word on social media #GiveLoveLeeds or download our communication tools


 What our launch sponsors have to say:


DLA Piper
“DLA Piper is delighted to sponsor the launch of The Leeds Fund and to become a member of Leeds Community Foundation’s 100 Club.  We look forward to working closely together to help and develop the local communities of Leeds.  It is our hope that we can together create long lasting relationships that create an enduring legacy for the city: a legacy which will include sustainable, stronger community ties and more equal opportunities within the region.” Sarah Day, Office Managing Partner, DLA Piper 


“NatWest is proud to support The Leeds Fund, to help create positive change in the communities of Leeds that need it most and build a lasting legacy for the city. We are dedicated to making a difference in our local communities, and strongly believe that by helping people help themselves, we can build stronger communities. The Leeds Fund will help the city to do just this by providing a strategic way to give something back to the people of Leeds to ensure we create a city of opportunity for all, and we look forward to supporting The Leeds Fund in all their efforts.” Sam Perry, Director of Commercial Banking, NatWest


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“Rathbones has supported the Leeds Community Foundation for many years and are very pleased to continue this partnership today by supporting the launch of The Leeds Fund. The Leeds Community Foundation has a dynamic and committed team whose efforts make real changes to real lives. With continued help and support we can all help them achieve much more. We are delighted to be associated with such an inspiring organisation.” Julian Rathbone, Head of Charities, Rathbones 


Please note: For the proper functioning of the Foundation, donors are reminded that all donations once given, become the property of the Foundation and are non-refundable. While the donor can steer where the money is directed – i.e. to which charitable purpose it is ultimately addressed – the money remains the property of the Foundation until it is distributed as a grant. This avoids all possibility of money laundering and thereby protects all donors, as well as the foundation and its beneficiaries.