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People We Work With

Alongside our work on behalf of local donors and funders, the Community Foundation focuses on partnership working and collaboration within the city and two counties.


We collaborate on a national level as well, with large and small companies and with the Government and its agencies.


Here are some links to people we work with, and further down the page some useful information:



De Montfort University

Leicestershire County Council

Leicester Law Society

Mars in the Community

Reaching People

Rural Community Council

UK Community Foundations

University of Leicester

For those seeking alternative funding sources or advice the following may be useful:


In addition to its services delivering capacity building, advice, training and support to people wanting to set up co-operatives and social enterprises in Leicester, Leicestershire and the East Midlands, CASE offers support to organisations seeking to improve their services to local communities.

This service is of special relevance to groups embarking on Reaching Communities and other Big Lottery projects as they are required to complete an organisational strength review within the first three months of commencement of project funding.

More information is available at or can be downloaded here: CASE Big Lottery support provision

Leicestershire and Rutland Sport

Leicestershire & Rutland Sport have a dedicated funding finder which points you to a number of local, regional and national sources of funding available for clubs/groups, facilities, talented individuals and coaching. Follow this link to find out more:

Leicestershire Funding Toolkit –  Voluntary Action LeicesterShire

Voluntary Action LeicesterShire or VAL offers support to individuals and organisations who are involved in local community action and their invaluable funding toolkit could will help you secure sustainable income. Find out more:

Voluntary Action Rutland (VAR)

VAR supports and promotes local voluntary action by providing advice, information, support, training and consultation in the county of Rutland. They also offer equipment loan and office services.