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Update from the Community Foundation’s CEO, Katy Green

At the beginning of the Pandemic, the Community Foundation launched the Leicestershire and Rutland Coronavirus Support Fund to support our local charities and community groups who were forced to quickly adapt their services, and who have been working […]

Highcross Leicester names local charities that will receive a share of £20,000 donation

Highcross Leicester has revealed the ten charities that have been awarded a grant through its Giving Back Project. Launched in August, the Giving Back Project is a new scheme which will see Highcross Leicester donate a total of […]

Mental Health Group Benefits from Precision FM Foundation Funding

Headstrong Wellbeing has been awarded a grant for £2,125 from the Precision FM Foundation to help support people with mental health issues in Leicester and Leicestershire. The grant will provide a much needed life-line to the Leicester based […]

We’re recruiting a new Chair of Board

Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation is recruiting for a new Chair of the Board as Stephanie Morgan QPM plans to stand down after a sterling service for us and our local communities. The Chair will be someone who […]

Community Foundation Delivers £1million in Emergency Funding During Pandemic

Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation has now given over £1million in emergency funding to “the frontline” of local charities and voluntary organisations helping people most in need during the Coronavirus pandemic. Grants of between £500 – £10,000 have […]

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.  […]