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Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund deadline extended

The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) is a new fund for social enterprises and charities that are improving the lives of people across the UK who are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result […]

Practical Support and Hope for Pandemic Mums and Babies 

The Bobby Dhanjal Foundation has given much needed help to charity Baby Basics Leicester, via Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation. Baby Basics is a volunteer-led charity supporting vulnerable families struggling to meet the practical and financial burden of […]

Chamber president chooses three charities for fundraising in 2021

The new president of East Midlands Chamber has selected three charities from across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire to benefit from fundraising activities over the next year. Eileen Richards MBE has chosen Chesterfield Samaritans, Help the Homeless Leicester and […]

Appleby Magna FC receives grant from IM Properties’ Mercia Park Community Fund

Appleby Magna Football Club is hoping to say goodbye to the days of gaffa taped goals, after receiving  a major cash boost from IM Properties’ Mercia Park Community Fund. Nearly £5000 has been awarded to the club to […]

“Relief, Hope and Comfort” after Vista Receives £5,000 for Privacy Screens for Care Homes

Vista, who are the leading local charity supporting people with sight loss, has received a grant of £5,000 from the Community Foundations Support Fund to provide portable privacy screens that enables visitor access to its care home residents. […]

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 […]