The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation Fund

Grant size: Up to £5,000
Location: Leeds & Bradford
Deadline: 11/12/2018

The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation Fund

Leeds Community Foundation is delighted to be partnering with the Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation on a brand new Fund to support community groups and enterprises to improve the health, wellbeing and life chances of local people in the communities of greatest need.

The Fund is seeking applications from groups which are delivering innovative activities and services that focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing, as well as Education, Training and Employment.  Successful applicants will be required to demonstrate their impact as part of the Fund monitoring and evaluation.


Focus of the Fund 

We are particularly keen to hear from new and emerging groups. Project should aim to help those in greatest need or furthest from employment. Capital and revenue based funding will be considered as long as the group is delivering projects which cover the following areas:

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Desired outcome

Activities and services such as…

    • Increased physical activity
    • Improved mental health and wellbeing
    • Better nutrition
    • Reduce substance misuse
    • Improve self-care
    • Reduce social isolation
    • Exercise,  leisure and art activities
    • Counselling services
    • Peer support
    • Food based activities

Education, Training and Employment

Desired outcome

Activities and services such as…

    • Increased employment/ workforce
    • Improved employability and enterprise skills
    • Increased self-confidence
    • Increased volunteering
    • Training courses
    • Access courses
    • Social enterprise development
    • Volunteering opportunities and placements
    • Educational activities


Fund Criteria 

  • Applicants need to be voluntary or community groups, charities or social enterprises.  
  • Priority will be given to organisations with an annual turnover of under £500,000 (although applicants of any size can apply). 
  • Organisations must be working with beneficiaries either in Leeds or Bradford Metropolitan District.  
  • Capital and Revenue projects will be considered. 
  • Applicants must be seeking 50% – 100% of costs i.e. we do not want to make a contribution to a larger project unless you can identify a specific aspect that we would be funding. 
  • The grants can be used to extend a current scheme or project or introduce or pilot a new idea or activity. 
  • Evaluation costs can be included as part of the application to ensure the project can effectively report on the required impact. 

We are not able to fund the following:

  • Activity that’s purely about research, though including costs for evaluation of the proposed activity and sharing positive outcomes is encouraged. 
  • Retrospective funding. 
  • Individuals, private sector businesses or statutory organisations. 
  • National organisations without a strong, local presence i.e. local committee of people managing the activity and/or a local office. 

Required monitoring and evaluation: Applicants must be able to show that they are addressing a specific need in their community and that there is demand for their services.  We’re looking to fund practical projects that provide real, tangible impact.

Download the full Fund Criteria here


How to Apply

Before applying, please read the full Fund Criteria. To apply please complete the online application form available via the link above.

The deadline for the receipt of all applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 11th December. We aim to inform
successful applicants by early February 2019. Funding allocated should be spent within 12 months of

If you have any queries about the programme, or would like advice as to whether or not your project might
be eligible, please contact our Grants Team on 0113 242 2426 or email