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.
We have now distributed all of our Covid 19 emergency response funding to groups across Leeds and Bradford. We understand that the impact of the pandemic on the groups we support will be long-term and we are continuing to fundraise to support the sector to respond, alongside running the programmes we already had planned in for this year.
We are asking the partners and donors we work with from now on to ensure they include full cost recovery and additional core costs wherever possible, and we are continuing to offer as much flexibility and support as we can to ensure groups can respond to the need in communities as it changes.
We know many groups are considering how they may need to manage planned activity in relation to Coronavirus (Covid-19).
We have prepared guidance for organisations which can be found here. Please read this before contacting us about your activity.
Healthy Holidays 2022
Leeds Community Foundation is delighted to offer grants of up to £20,000 to support Healthy Holidays projects across Leeds during the 2022 Easter, Summer, and Christmas school holiday periods. This programme is run in partnership with Leeds City Council and is funded by the Department for Education’s Holiday Activity and Food programme.Apply Now
Up to £20,000
04/02/2022 at 12 noon
The Leeds Fund Strategic Resilience Grants
This fund is designed to cover the core costs of Community Organisations and encourage strategic development work alongside daily delivery. In developing The Leeds Fund in this way, we hope that it gives our sector the best chance of both delivering effectively – and surviving – in the years ahead.Apply Now
£30,000 over 2 years (£15,000 per year)
16/02/2021 at 12 noon
Ideas that Change Lives
The Ideas that Change Lives programme offers business guidance and financial investment to help organisations and individuals develop socially enterprising ideas which support people in Leeds with care and support needs.Apply Now
Kickstart £500-£4,000; Development £4,001-£15,000
17/02/2022 at 12 noon
The Mohn Westlake Arts Engagement Fund
In partnership with The Mohn Westlake Foundation we have launched the second round of The Mohn Westlake Arts Engagement Fund aims to support projects engaging with:
- young people up to the age of 20;
- young people up to the age of 25 with disabilities
who are, or perceive that they are, excluded or disengaged from opportunities to experience and enjoy the arts.Apply Now
Funding available for one, two or three years of activity, and can apply for £2,500 - £10,000 per year.
23/02/2022 at 12 noon
The Leeds Fund Micro Grants
Our Micro Grants support individuals and small voluntary groups to improve the lives of the people in their communities through volunteer led activities that aim to make a positive difference.Apply Now
£100 to £500
28/01/2022 at 12 noon
Let’s Create Jubilee Fund
The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will support voluntary and community groups to develop creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022. The fund has been created by Arts Council England (ACE) with funds from the National Lottery.Apply Now
Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield
28/02/2022 at 12 noon
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.
Bartlett Group Fund – Supporting Families in Vulnerable Circumstances
This new partnership fund will offer unrestricted grants of £30,000 over 3 years, supporting groups that work with families in vulnerable circumstances, and focus on making positive change to the lives of children and young people.