Leeds Fed community fund to help local projects


Logo LFHA attf8ebaA community funding pot of £12,000 is available for groups and organisations in South Leeds. Leeds Federated Housing Association has allocated the money to its Resident Amenity Fund to help local events, activities, clubs and projects.

A total of £15,000 is allocated each year and the 2013/2014 pot has £12,000 still up for grabs. The RAF is open to groups or individuals, who can apply for a grant of up to £2,000 to support their projects.

Applicants do not have to be Leeds Fed residents, as long as they can show that the project or initiative will benefit the housing association’s tenants and the communities in which they live.

It is the fourth year Leeds Fed, which , has opened up the Resident Amenity Fund, so far giving out more than £25,000 to local groups and organisations. Leeds Fed owns and manages 4,000 homes across Leeds, Wakefield and Harrogate, a quarter of them in LS10 and LS11.

Groups that have recently successfully applied for RAF funds include The Hunslet Club – Gymnastics For All, which received £2,000 towards employing a qualified gymnastics coach and Leeds Irish Festival which received £2,000 towards the event on July 20 and 21.

Beeston Parish Centre has also been awarded £922 to buy a projector, PA sound system and wifi hub to benefit the various groups and clubs that use the centre. South Leeds Life was awarded £800 for marketing materials.

For more details about the fund and how to apply contact Joanne Gardner, customer involvement manager on 0113 386 1030, email joanne.gardner@lfha.co.uk or call into the Leeds Fed reception.