Pears Youth Fund

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Leeds Community Foundation is pleased to announce the return of the Pears Youth Fund, which has been made possible thanks to generous support from Pears Foundation, a family foundation based in London ( The focus of the Fund is on encouraging applicants that actively involve young people in the design and delivery of projects that focus on voice, engagement and influence for them and their peers. We are particularly interested in looking at the barriers that make it more difficult for young people to have a voice and be heard, or engage and interact with each other, and with local organisations. We would like funded projects to explore different methods of engagement and collaboration and to understand more about the barriers and solutions.


Leeds and Bradford Metropolitan Districts.

Grants of £500 to £7,500 are available. We have a pot of £100,000 available to distribute. Applicants should have an annual income below £500k.

Award Criteria
Please read the full Award Criteria before applying to ensure that you are eligible; click here to download the criteria document.

Briefing Events
We are holding two briefing events for potential applications to hear more about the fund, ask questions and discuss ideas. You do not have to attend an event in order to apply but it is a good opportunity to learn more about the aims and criteria. You can attend either event, regardless of which area you operate in.
9am on Wednesday 25th July 2018 at The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Leeds LS9 6NL – click here to book your place
1:30pm on Thursday 6th September 2018 at Kala Sangam, St Peter’s House, 1 Forster Square, Bradford BD1 4TY – click here to book your place

Closing Date
12 noon on Thursday 13 September; decisions will be announced at the end of October.

To Apply
Please download and read the criteria above. You can the click here to access the application form.


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