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Helping groups raise funds to do more good in Leeds


Fundraising is about ensuring your organisation has the money and resources to be able to deliver its mission.

Funding Support Leeds offers funding information, advice, support and training to help your organisation raise money and resources. Enabling more third sector organisations and small groups to carry out vital work across Leeds.

Funding Information and Opportunities

A regularly updated document of key funding opportunities is produced and available for you to download.

The document lists details about current funding opportunities for Voluntary and Community Groups and organisations in Leeds – including grants, contracts and social finance (loans). This document is also emailed out to the Leeds Funding Support Network mailing list.

Visit the Sources of Grant Funding for Voluntary and Community Groups in Leeds page to download the latest document.

Funding Search

Funding Leeds provides a free and easy way to search for funding suitable for your organisation.

Visit, and view their flyer here.


Bid Writing Support

VAL’s Project Worker can give support to organisations to help strengthen funding bids through giving feedback on draft bids, or help with identifying funding or fundraising planning.

Get in contact with:
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Leeds Funding Support Network

A network of people involved in fundraising for their organisation – some are new to fundraising where as others have some experience and knowledge which they share with the group.


We hold meetings every quarter and invite funders to tell us about their funding pots and share other fundraising methods from Crowdfunding, to raising money through legacies, fundraising events and more. You will also receive a bi-monthly funding newsletter.

To join the Leeds Funding Support Network sign up to the mailing list here and tick option 6 ‘Funding information and support’.

Leeds Funding Support Network (LFSN) also runs a facebook page where those involved in fundraising can find out about funding opportunities or discuss fundraising issues with other fundraisers in Leeds.

Visit the facebook group page here.


Find sessions relating to raising funds

Regular courses or events are run providing in depth information about general fundraising, how to prepare bids, applying for specific opportunities, meeting funders and more.

To find out more about upcoming courses and how to book visit the Training page or start your search now.

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