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, and 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 read Our Story 2017-2018 and learn more about the impact we’ve had, as well as hear directly from some of our beneficiaries.

Investing in our communities

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

Our Stories

Meet Peter

I didn’t want to go back to hanging around on street corners. I knew it wouldn’t lead anywhere good. I thought about how I could change my life. That’s when I started to volunteer…

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Meet Kal

The course really opened my eyes; and I started to look at things in a different way. Just coming together with this group of people opened my eyes…

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Meet Edith

“Twenty-seven years I’ve been on my own. It’s been difficult at times but I’ve managed. I do believe that doing a bit of exercise and getting out and about does you the world of good…

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Our Funds