The Leeds Fund
Why we need your help
The Leeds Fund distributes grants and provides support to community and voluntary led organisations, making a significant difference to address the needs of their local communities. Leeds Community Foundation works with donors who want to support the place they live and/or work and make a difference to the lives of thousands of individuals across Leeds. The Foundation works alongside third and public sector partners to identify and understand the immediate needs of the city.
Over the year ahead, The Leeds Fund will focus on Resilience, providing support for charities and community groups across Leeds that are experiencing exceptional difficulties operating as a result of the effects of COVID-19 measures.
We are already hearing from community organisations about the challenges they are facing supporting isolated and vulnerable communities across Leeds and those people who, by having to self-isolate, are potentially at further risk of harm. All the good practice they have built up over years of diversifying income sources from trading, fundraising and relying on volunteers, has been taken away overnight. That has in some cases, threatened the viability of these community organisations and therefore the continuation of their vital work.
The Leeds Fund will provide both grants and support for these vital organisations to be confident they have the running costs in place and the right business model to continue to operate so they are able to support our most vulnerable in the months to come.
Leeds Community Foundation is responsible for raising 100% of our core costs. Accordingly, we need to ensure that we cover all our overheads including the costs of governance and of advising and administering any funds. We take a management contribution on all funds managed by the Foundation which is re-invested in staff time to run our efficient and effective grant programmes, conduct full due diligence, and provide practical support and advice to local community projects.
raised so far
May 24, 2020
Total raised so far
Total plus Gift Aid £681,993.00
Raised offline £680,743.00