Open Grants

Take a look at our open and upcoming grants programmes below to get a sense of the types of grant you can apply for.

We recommend you check our Applying for a Grant section first to see if you’re eligible and what our application process involves.

Leeds Men’s Suicide Prevention Fund – Small Grants

Public Health – Leeds City Council and Leeds Community Foundation are working in partnership to fund local third sector community initiatives aimed at men with high risk of suicide. 

Grant size
Up to £10,000


**Extended Deadline**
25/03/2019 at 12 noon

Healthy Holidays Bradford

This fund will support project which address holiday hunger by providing activities during school holidays which contain a meal.

Grant size
£500 – £6,000


25/04/2019 at 12 noon

Henry Smith Charity

We are able to offer advice on applications to the Henry Smith Charity but we do not accept applications directly for this Fund.

Grant size
£20,000 to £180,000

Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield


The Leeds Fund: Micro Grants

The Leeds Fund: Micro Grants support individuals and small groups delivering locally-based grassroots activity in communities across Leeds.

Grant size
£100 to £500



Ideas that Change Lives

The Ideas that Change Lives programme offers business guidance and financial investment to help organisations and individuals develop social enterprise ideas. 

The grant programme is currently closed (reopening May 2019) but free business advice is currently available to groups and individuals developing social enterprise projects. 

Grant size
£500 – £15,000


Grants Closed – Reopens May 2019

Upcoming Grants Programmes

We manage a number of upcoming grant programmes which have yet to open or are currently closed for applications but are likely to re-open in the future.


The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation Fund
Supporting community groups and enterprises to improve the health, wellbeing and life chances of local people in the communities of greatest need.

Time to Shine Small Funds
Reducing social isolation and loneliness amongst people over 50.


Jimbo’s Fund
Supporting voluntary and community groups across Leeds.

Leeds Fund Small Grants
Projects that encapsulate Leeds Community Foundation’s values and vision of creating a city of opportunity for all.

Winter Wellbeing Grants
Supporting projects that target vulnerable people across the age spectrum in Leeds who are the most susceptible to the adverse effects of cold and severe weather.


The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund
Supporting law and order in the widest sense, and particularly initiatives to reduce crime and rehabilitate offenders within West Yorkshire.

Ideas that Change Lives Grants
Business guidance and financial investment to help organisations and  individuals to develop socially enterprising ideas that enable people in Leeds with care and support needs to remain independent.

Lunch Clubs Grants
Supporting the day to day running costs of lunch clubs for older people, promoting social inclusion and good nutrition.