Funding

Leeds Cares Funding

As is the case for many charities, the coronavirus pandemic has meant that opportunities to generate unrestricted income have been affected. Our Trustees have agreed a budget for the year and for this round of applications we are open for applications from 1st September.

Due to our loss in income during 2020, we will be prioritising applications from staff against existing funds that are restricted or designated for a particular purpose.

If you’re not sure whether there is a fund relevant to your area, please get in touch with the funding team on funding@leedscares.org or 0113 539 7091. We will also prioritise applications where there is a plan to fundraise in support of the project.

If you’re applying for Christmas related items please get your application in as early as possible!

We welcome applications against our funding priorities:

For applications over £10,000 please complete an expression of interest form in the first instance.  You will be invited to submit a full application following review of your expression of interest:

For applications under £10,000 please complete the online application form:

Guidance on completing the online form can be found here:

Research & Innovation

We also welcome applications that support Research & Innovation and activity at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

For Research & Innovation projects over £10,000 please complete an expression of interest form in the first instance. You will be invited to submit a full application following review of your expression of interest:

For applications under £10,000 please complete the online application form:

We are working with the Research & Innovation team to review our processes to support the hospital to grow its research and innovation activity.

Please contact us if you have any ideas about how we can improve our processes.

Funding application process

We work closely with Leeds Teaching Hospitals to consider applications and ensure funding is awarded to projects that will have the most impact on patient care and wellbeing; making best use of charitable donations.

If you are successful in your application for funding, we will work with you to capture a case study about the impact of funding to share with our donors and supporters. This is an important part of the process and helps us attract future donations and support.

For applications under £10,000 the Chief Executive has delegated authorities to approve these applications on behalf of the Board of Trustees. The process is outlined here:

For applications over £10,000 wider consultation takes place involving a Review Group, Funding Committee with the Board of Trustees making the final decision. The process is outlined here:

Funding Policy

Our Funding Policy can be found here:

This sets out what projects we can support. Please have a read before you apply for funding as things may have changed since you last applied.

If you have any questions at all, please contact the Funding Team at Leeds Cares on 0113 539 7091 or email funding@leeds-cares.org