Winter Wellbeing Community Grants Scheme

Leeds Community Foundation is delighted to be running the Winter Wellbeing Community Grants Scheme, with generous support from Leeds City Council Public Health. The fund will support a range of community-based projects that help vulnerable people in Leeds who are most affected by cold weather. This includes households with young children and pregnant women as well as people with a range of physical/mental health problems, on low income, with disabilities, aged over 65 or otherwise vulnerable (see Guidance Flyer below for full information).

We are looking for innovative ideas that support vulnerable people to prepare for and cope with cold weather. We are particularly keen for projects to address social isolation, increase resilience and that help reduce the levels of illness (and deaths) due to vulnerable people living in cold housing.  We prefer to fund practical projects that provide real, tangible help as opposed to purely the onward distribution of information.  The fund is particularly interested in new, innovative approaches and projects are expected to link with and actively refer to other services.

Area
Leeds Metropolitan District. Your organisation does not need to be based in Leeds but the project you apply for must benefit only residents of Leeds.

Amount
Grants of up to £2,500 are available for local community projects and up to £5,000 for citywide projects. Partnership bids can be up to £10,000.

Closing Date
12noon Friday 22nd September 2017. You should receive a decision in late October and payment in November. All funding awarded must be spent by 31st March 2018.

Guidelines
Please download and read the Guidance Flyer here to make sure you are eligible before applying.

To Apply
Please download and read the Guidance Flyer above. The online form can then be accessed here.

Queries
If you have any queries, or require an offline form, please contact the Grants Team on 0113 242 2426 or grants@leedscf.org.uk
We are happy to discuss your idea with you before you apply.

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