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Asda Foundation grant boosts mental health projects in Leeds

We’re proud to be backing a series of initiatives in Leeds which provide help and support for people with mental health issues.

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Asda Foundation has donated £380,000 to Leeds Community Foundation’s Leeds Fund to distribute to groups running innovative mental health projects in the city.

The Leeds Fund supported six initiatives at the end of last year, but didn’t have the funding it needed to support another 16 mental health community projects which had been shortlisted. The donation from the Asda Foundation will now help all these additional schemes.

John Cookman from the Asda Foundation said: “We share in LCF’s mission of creating positive change in local communities.”

John said that when the Asda Foundation heard the Leeds Fund had been overwhelmed by applications from community projects needing support, colleagues wanted to help more of them receive the money they needed.

“It has been great to meet with the groups and hear more about the fantastic work they are doing to support local people,” said John. “We look forward to seeing the outcomes of these projects and are delighted we have been able to help.”

Sally-Anne Greenfield, the Chief Executive Officer of Leeds Community Foundation, said: “Thanks to Asda Foundation’s generous donation, we have been able to award large grants of up to £25,000 to even more projects. We are truly grateful for their help and hope their generosity will inspire other companies to get involved with The Leeds Fund to ensure community based projects continue to make a real difference to people’s lives in Leeds.”

For more details on how to support The Leeds Fund or apply for future funding, visit www.theleedsfund.org.uk

Posted in News & Blogs on 16 February 2017