Leeds Civic Trust - Grants and Awards Launch

Leeds Civic Trust is delighted to launch a new grants schemes initiative. Over the course of the next year, Leeds Civic Trust will be inviting people and organisations to apply for funding from Leeds Civic Trust to undertake activities that support Leeds Civic Trust’s overall objectives:

  • To stimulate public interest in and care for the beauty, history and character of the City and locality
  • To encourage high standards of design, architecture and town planning
  • To encourage the development and improvement of features of general public amenity
  • To promote and organise co-operation in the achievement of these objectives

They are promoting three grant schemes:

The Crabtree Memorial Bursary. This is a bursary of £1000 towards the cost of a project / individual research relating to the city of Leeds. It can range from a piece of art, writing, research or even film that enhances Leeds.

Landmark Grant for Community Projects. These will be directed at community groups in the inner areas of Leeds to help fund projects, which they would organise or carry out and which will leave a lasting landmark which celebrates the special character of their area. We will seek bids from bona fide community groups for a minimum of £1000 and there will be a total pot for the year of £7,000. The aim is to enable communities to work collectively to enhance the quality of the local built or natural environment.

The Leeds Project Fund. To support projects which will further the objectives of the Trust and benefit Leeds as a whole. We will be looking for projects which will have a wide impact and/or provide an exemplar for others, for example public art incorporating children's play in the city centre or an activity or publication celebrating Leeds. There will be a total of about £7,000 per annum for this fund.

At the event, you will be able to find out more about the work of Leeds Civic Trust and these funding schemes including how to apply, and some examples of the sort of projects that we envisage funding. 

More information available here.