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 Criteria document 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.

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.

Grants of up to £2,500 are available for local community projects and up to £5,000 for citywide projects.

Closing Date
5pm on Wednesday 29th August 2018. Applicants will receive the panel’s decision by email in the first week of October. Funding must be spent and projects delivered by 31st March 2019.

Please click here to download the full Criteria for this grants scheme (pdf).

To Apply
Please download and read the full Criteria document above. Once you have done this, click here to access the the online application form.

If you have any queries, please contact the Grants Team on 0113 242 2426 or
We are happy to discuss your idea with you before you apply.

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