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Community Ownership Fund – would your community group like to take over a public building/amenity?

The government is providing funding over four years to support community groups in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to take ownership of assets and amenities at risk of being lost, such as community centres, parks, pubs and post office buildings. Community Ownership Fund Round 3: Round 4 Window 1 – closes soon Round 4 […]

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Grant Funding to Support People Seeking Asylum – A Summary of Funded Activity from LCC in 2023

Leeds City Council received funding from the Home Office in relation to the asylum agenda. As a result, the council was able to offer one round of grant funding to the third sector to support people in Leeds who are going through the asylum process. The funding has been fully allocated, enabling a wide range […]

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Small Grants Fund: Improving Roma Community Health and Wellbeing: Deadline 26th April 2024

Forum Central in partnership with Leeds City Council is distributing a small grants fund of £12,000 with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of Roma Community, through developing trusted relationships. Applications close Friday 26 April 2024 at 12pm (noon/midday). Grants will be allocated to local organisations, grassroots groups and individuals already working within […]

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VCS update from Migration Yorkshire March 24: Solace resources, Comic Relief funding, and PhD opportunity

latest update from Migration Yorkshire Solace resources: A reminder that Solace have some helpful resources available  https://www.solace-uk.org.uk/training/helpful-resources-for-refugees-and-people-seeking-safety Comic Relief Offers Funding for UK Groups Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the UK:  Comic’s new funding programme, Re-Rooted: Safety and Security for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, is offering  grants of up to £200,000 over three […]

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Addressing Mental Health Inequalities in Minority Ethnic Groups Grants – closes 7th March 2024

In Leeds, as across the country, people from minority ethnic groups are more likely to experience mental health problems and less likely to receive good quality, timely support that meets their needs. As part of a broader programme of work to reduce inequalities, this fund aims to distribute grants to Community Organisations that are supporting […]

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Bidders Event: UK Shared Prosperity Fund, 16 January 2024 11.00 – 12.30

The council and Third Sector Leeds are holding a Bidders Information event (hybrid: at Merrion House and on MS Teams) on Tuesday 16 January from 11.00 – 12.30 to prepare and support third sector organisations to be involved in the Council’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund bid which builds on the Stronger Families programme – please […]

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Funding to help voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England improve their energy efficiency

On 7 December, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport launched a £25.5 million funding package to help voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England improve their energy efficiency.  Eligible organisations will be able to apply for an independent energy assessment and capital grants to install energy efficiency measures.  To apply for the second […]

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Children and Young People Resettlement Fund England

The Government has recently announced a Children and Young People’s Resettlement Fund.  This competitive fund will provide grants to Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise organisations and Local Authorities in England for projects that address the specific needs of children and young people on pathways from Ukraine, Hong Kong and Afghanistan. The goal is for funded […]

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Asylum Matters Advocacy and Campaigns 3/10/23

Advocacy and campaigning initiatives Home Secretary’s speech  The news over the past week has been dominated by the Home Secretary’s appalling speech to the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC, in which she took aim at the UN 1951 Refugee Convention, claimed that being LGBTQ+ or a woman should not be enough to qualify for […]

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