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OPCC and VRN New Community Leadership Programme Launched

Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Lord Willy Bach, and the Violence Reduction Network (VRN) launched an innovative Community Leadership Programme today, inviting dynamic and passionate individuals to develop their knowledge and skills and become part of a […]

Seven Million Expect to Seek Charity Support In The Next Year Due To Pandemic

National Emergencies Trust announces funds for charity helplines playing vital role One in eight people living in the UK – equivalent to seven million people – expect to seek support from a charity or voluntary body in the […]

Highcross Leicester to donate £20,000 to local groups impacted by Covid-19

Highcross Leicester is to launch the ‘Giving Back Project’, a new scheme which will see it donate £2,000 to ten local charities that have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. The scheme has been developed in partnership […]

Community Fridge Project Helps Struggling Families in Rutland

Root-and-Branch-Out, a Community Interest Company which engages Rutland communities in food projects, nature and the environment, has received a grant from the Community Foundation’s Coronavirus Support fund towards a Community Fridge project, to help families adversely affected by the pandemic.  Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Root-and-Branch-Out has been supporting families needing extra help due to the financial implications of […]

Out of Hours Club Rutland Gets Young Adults with Learning Difficulties Socialising Online

Out of Hours Club Rutland (OHCR) is a social group for young adults with additional needs and learning difficulties. Before lockdown, OHCR’s members met regularly to enjoy a range of fun activities such as going to the pub, cinema and theatre trips, bowling and days out.  […]

Emergency Grant to The Bridge helps People facing Homelessness in Loughborough

In response to the Covid-19 emergency, Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation has distributed over £670k to local charitable groups, to help combat the impact on communities. A £10,000 emergency grant went to The Bridge in Loughborough, which prevents […]

Women 4 Change Bridge the Gap for Some of Leicester’s Hardest Hit Families

As part of its emergency response to Covid-19, Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation has distributed over £600k to charitable and voluntary groups helping the people worst hit by the pandemic in the city and county. Women 4 Change […]

Belgrave Baheno Peepul Centre Helps Hundreds with Emergency Funds

The Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation has given Belgrave Baheno Peepul Centre an emergency grant of £5,000 from the National Emergencies Trust, to provide healthy meals to local people struggling with the Covid 19 lockdown.   The Peepul Centre estimate that they have helped 1000 people so far, delivering 600 meals […]

Hindu Ladies Association Works Through the Lockdown to Help Others

An emergency grant of £3,800 from Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation’s Coronavirus Support Fund has helped The Hindu Ladies Association to support local families who are struggling with the effects of the pandemic. Food parcels, shopping assistance and […]

2021 GSK IMPACT Awards Applications Open: Funding & Training for Health Charities

This year, more than ever, The King’s Fund are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards. Winning organisations will receive core funding of up to £40,000 plus access to excellent training […]