Supporting the Leeds Community Foundation

Direct Line Group are supporting Leeds Community Foundation as part of the third phase of DLG’s Community Fund. Having supported the Foundation in phase one, we are now providing further support as part of the final phase of the fund, to help disadvantaged children in the Leeds area through the autumn months. Leeds Community Foundation supports thousands of Community Organisations across Leeds, to addressing inequalities and helping to create opportunities for those who need help the most. The Foundation distributes grants and provides support to grassroots organisations which:

  • Support minority ethnic communities, and other disadvantaged communities that experience health inequalities.
  • Provide advice and support to people who are pushed into crisis, as well as providing essential items directly to families who have been hardest hit by the crisis.
  • Provide support for people who experience poor mental health, helping children and young people to achieve their potential and supporting those who experience loneliness and social isolation.

Kate Hainsworth, Chief Executive Officer, Leeds Community Foundation commented; ‘Initially the team at DLG community fund reached out and offered to support the work we were trying to do in the early days of the pandemic to make sure those who were most vulnerable kept contact with the community groups and support they needed. There’s been an opportunity to reach those families who are in clear need of support, so thankyou to the DLG Community fund’

Direct Line Group is supporting Leeds Community Foundation by donating £170,000 to distribute grants to local community organisations providing support to vulnerable groups across the city. This program is part of the third phase of DLG’s community fund which is looking to tackle five key issues: Social mobility, supporting left behind groups, public health, tackling food poverty and how to Build Back Better. As there is likely to be a worsening of circumstances as we continue to feel the impacts of Covid-19, it is vital on-going support is provided.

Over the next coming months Direct Line Group will be supporting several organisations through donations from the Community Fund. To find out more about the DLG Community Fund and the other charities we are supporting click here.