Council launches second round of funding for third sector

Published : 20/08/2012 00:00

Council launches second round of funding for third sector

Third sector organisations will have another chance to bid for grants of up to £10,000 as the second round of the Leeds Transition Fund takes place.

The Leeds Transition fund was created by Leeds City Council with the aim of supporting third sector organisations who have been adversely affected by reductions in public sector funding and to help them to look at how they can be more sustainable in the future.

The second round of funding will be slightly different as it will not require third sector organisations to demonstrate that they have had a cut to their funding.  It is more geared towards making organisations more sustainable and less reliant on funding.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, chair of the Third Sector Partnership Group and the council’s champion for the voluntary sector in Leeds said:

“The Leeds Transition Fund has proved very popular and helped a number of third sector organisations to carry on the good work that they are currently doing.

“There are many third sector organisations across the city who are doing a great job, and it is important that we continue to help with this and provide opportunities for growth in this sector.

“I would encourage any organisation based in Leeds or supplying a service in Leeds to apply for the grant funding.”

Councillor Peter Gruen, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for neighbourhoods, planning and support services said:

“We understand how important funding can be to the third sector, especially when the economic climate remains as it is.   By offering a second round of funding, we inferred to help these organisations to look at securing their futures and becoming more sustainable.”

The closing date for applications is 28 September 2012.  Additional information can be found from the following web-link

Notes to editors:

The grants are available to third sector organisations based in the Leeds Metropolitan District or providing services for people that live in Leeds.

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Cat Milburn, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 247 4450