Our Impact

We help  charities and voluntary organisations across the city make a difference to thousands of people every day. We do this in big ways, like funding new community centres, or in little ways, with smaller grants and advice.

In another record breaking year for Leeds Community Foundation, we are delighted to share our Impact Report 2016-17 with you.



Our highlights 2016-17

  • Launching The Leeds Fund and bringing together leading businesses in the city to distribute over £550,000 in grants to 60 community groups
  • Opening The Old Fire Station in Gipton, marking the end of a major renovation project that transformed the old Gipton fire station into a community hub
  • Piloting the Employability Partnership and distributing £75,000 in grants to support some of the 60,000 adults that are out of work in Leeds
  • Investing £2.3m in 77 projects across the city through our Third Sector Health Grants in partnership with local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, improving the wellbeing of residents, prevent ill health and reduce pressure on GPs


Third Sector Health Grants

We are very proud to have worked with the NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups Partnership on this Third Sector Health Grant programme.

made available as grant funding to Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) in Leeds in 2015-18, enabling them to run innovative projects in support of local health and wellbeing priorities. Find out more


Employability Partnership

Leeds has almost 60,000 adults who are unemployed but want to find a job. In order to help those furthest from the workplace into jobs, we launched our Employability Partnership. We funded £75,000 worth of projects, supporting a wide variety of groups across the city, as well as connecting those furthest from the workplace with employers. Find out more