Charity & Fundraising

Opera North’s Light up Lives

Opera North is asking for help to light up lives in schools, communities and homes by connecting people through music this Christmas. Music can have such a positive impact on wellbeing, which is why Opera North continues to provide this form of entertainment and escapism at this particularly challenging time. In order to extend its […] Leeds Living …



Can you help save this young father’s life?

Ben Wolfenden, awarded Leeds’ Entrepreneur of 2020 by Leeds Digital Festival, has broken the sad news that he has only three months to live. Ben needs help for life-saving treatment in Geneva and is asking for help to fund it. His fundraising page explains that a hospital error has left him with no alternative but […] Leeds Living …


Arts Together For Care Homes – A New Project

The project aims to give a boost to the mental and emotional wellbeing of care home residents, as well as their carers, who have all felt the impact of the constraints and restrictions imposed in light of COVID-19. Outdoor music and drama are being performed by local freelance artists at the City’s residential homes. Alice […] Leeds Living …


Awesome Merchandise to Launch a Grant Scheme

Awesome Merchandise is celebrating its 15th birthday in the true spirit of community – introducing schemes to bring together and support local businesses, creatives and artists. With a customer base of over 97,000 (including the Brudenell and designer Drew Millward) Awesome Merchandise is also introducing a staff voucher scheme. Luke Hodson, Founder of Awesome Merchandise […] Leeds Living …


A Free Guide to Support World Suicide Prevention Day

Yorkshire-based wellbeing specialists Champion Health have released a free guide to mark Suicide Prevention day on 10 September. The guide provides advice on supporting someone with suicidal thoughts and goes some way to dispel some of the myths surrounding suicide. Entrepreneur Harry Bliss launched Champion Health in 2018, offering evidence-based workplace health programmes, offering a […] Leeds Living …


Searching for Yorkshire’s Best Photography

At the beginning of August, Club Insure launched its search for the best photograph to represent Yorkshire. The closing date for submissions is 31 August. Entries for Yorkshire Portraits must represent communities and clubs in Yorkshire. Winners will feature in a digital photography album, with a view to producing a print version to raise money […]
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The Leeds Library Supported by National Lottery

As with so many institutions, the Leeds Library has suffered from the impact of the pandemic, in recognition of which, it has received £49,800 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.    The money will be used to support the Library’s reopening phase following its 15-week closure due to the Covid-19 lockdown.  Essential building and maintenance work […]
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Mikron Theatre Company Exceeds Target!

In under 3 weeks, Mikron Theatre Company has exceeded their fundraising target and can now finalise their 50th year tour for 2021. The company, which tours the canals, rivers and roads of the UK, had to cancel the entire season this year owing to COVID-19. Thanks to the generosity of their supporters and the general […]
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Mikron Theatre is Fundraising for Survival

This unique canal-based Yorkshire theatre company is launching a new fundraising appeal, with the hope of being able to celebrate their 50th year of touring in 2021. Mikron tours the canals, rivers and roads of the UK every year, but this year, they had to cancel their entire season owing to COVID-19. With some help […]
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