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Thank you to our Volunteers!

                Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation want to say a massive THANK YOU during volunteers week to all of our phenomenal volunteers who have been a magnificent support throughout COVID and […]

Nominate a deserving voluntary group for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

This is the highest award that can be given to voluntary groups across the UK, and you could help more Leicestershire groups win this prestigious award. So, if you know of a deserving group, perhaps because you have […]

High Sheriff of Rutland’s award for service to the community

It was a proud moment for the Leicestershire & Rutland Community Foundation team when the outgoing High Sheriff of Rutland, Richard Cole, presented the High Sheriff’s award at our team meeting on Zoom, in recognition of the hard […]

New fund launches to deliver better futures through sport

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Made By Sport to offer local sports clubs and organisations the opportunity to apply for a grant which can help support young people as they start to recover from […]

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 […]