Funding fair success at Allerton Bywater

80 people representing over 50 third sector organisations met a range of funders to chat about applying for funding for their organisation at Allerton Bywater.

Cllr James Lewis, Cllr Mary Harland and Cllr Mirelle Midgley, along with Voluntary Action Leeds and Leeds City Council Community Committee organised a successful event at the Old School, Allerton Bywater to bring together community, voluntary, faith organisations and charities from the local area and funders to support groups to access funding for their activities to help ensure more funding comes in to the local area benefiting local people. 

It was a windy evening, but we had a great turnout of people representing local churches, youth groups, craft and welfare organisations, sports and tenants and residents groups and more who spoke to a range of funders including the National Lottery Community Fund, Leeds Community Foundation, Coalfield Regeneration Trust and others, in a very hospitable, light and airy venue. 

Groups attending commented that they had learned much from "local councillors" and that the event will "hopefully help us fund special events during the year".  Others found out about a "wide range of potential funding sources", "which was the best funding available for our cause", "what type of organisations we can apply to and for what purpose" and "how to apply for grants". 

If you missed this one, then don't worry, there is another funding fair on Wednesday 11th March at Fairfield Community Centre, just drop in between 10am and 1pm to chat to funders about what they fund and how best to apply.  Go to to find out more.