Our Impact

Creating a city of opportunity for all

We have distributed over £38 million in grants to date across Leeds and Bradford, enabling positive change in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in our communities.

We distribute grants, share advice and use our specialist knowledge to help community projects thrive so they can make an even greater impact and create opportunities for people to be Healthy and Well, Work and Learn, Thrive and Be Safe, Experience and Play.

Our Impact 2017-2018

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Our Story: 2017-2018

We’ve had a busy year with many exciting and significant highlights. Click below to learn more about Our Story 2017-2018 to learn more about the impact we’ve had and hear directly from some of our beneficiaries.

Investing in our communities

While many of our grants are given to citywide projects, others were focused on specific areas, as shown. This year, thanks to some of our national funders, we also distributed grants in Wakefield and the North East of England.

Our Stories

Meet Bob

‘My wife and I moved into a bungalow down the road from here. After being told about Armley Helping Hands. We started coming to luncheon club every week and Memory Lane Group after Sybil got diagnosed with…

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Meet Rabia

“I was born and brought up in Leeds. My parents are from Bangladesh. I come from a big family. We grew up on the same street and my siblings all live in that same street; three brothers and three sisters. Before I got…

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Meet Stefan

“Before I got to know about CATCH, I was a bit of a bad boy. It was especially bad when I didn’t understand the language. I didn’t know the rules or who to follow. I got into fights defending…

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Our Funds