New Partnership Announced with The Business Desk

We’re excited to announce a year long partnership betweenTheBusinessDesk.com and Leeds Community Foundation starting next month.

Raising money for The Leeds Fund through several events throughout the year, this partnership marks TheBusinessDesk.com’s first ever annual charity partnership.

Launched in 2016, The Leeds Fund accepts contributions from individuals and companies wanting to support the city in which they live and work. Responding to a variety of needs across the city, in the coming year, The Leeds Fund will focus on loneliness and inclusion and the partnership will see the two organisations work closely on several events and editorial opportunities.

Kayley Worsley, Yorkshire editor at TheBusinessDesk.com will also join the fund’s panel and there will be several ways in which TheBusinessDesk.com will further contribute to the partnership throughout the year, including support with the launch of the charity’s new strategic partnership.

Kate Hainsworth, Chief Executive, Leeds Community Foundation, said:

“We are delighted that TheBusinessDesk.com is partnering with The Leeds Fund in 2018 and supporting Leeds Community Foundation in helping to bridge the gap between those in need and those with the ability to help. The Leeds Fund supports a wide range of vital interventions creating a big overall impact each year. In 2017/2018 The Leeds Fund distributed over £690,000 in grants to over 116 community groups, benefiting 17,406 people.

“Larger strategic grants are also distributed to grass root organisations who are able to support the city’s priority needs. With over 9 million people in the UK ‘often’ or ‘always’  lonely, the 2018 strategic focus for The Leeds Fund is Loneliness and Inclusion.”