Victoria Leeds is to launch the ‘Giving Back Project’, a new scheme which will see it donate £2,500 to eight local charities that have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The scheme has been developed in partnership with Leeds Community Foundation, who will help the centre allocate the eight grants.
The Giving Back Project is specifically designed to support those local charities and organisations that have been hardest hit by the pandemic, and the lockdowns of the past few months.
It will target groups that engage in any of the following:
o Food bank support and tackling food poverty
o Providing support services to people affected by domestic violence and abuse
o Supporting those who are homeless or rough sleeping
o Providing employment opportunities, enterprise or skills development
Jo Coburn, general manager at Victoria Leeds, said: “The past few months have been an extremely challenging time for so many people, and it is more important than ever that we support those in need.
“The Giving Back Project is all about giving a helping hand to those charities and organisations that do valuable work for local people, but are facing challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. By partnering with Leeds Community Foundation, we can make sure we reach the groups that most need our support.”
Kate Hainsworth, CEO, Leeds Community Foundation said: “We are extremely grateful to be working with Victoria Leeds once again on this Fund. Community organisations are struggling to survive in these surreal times and funding is needed now more than ever to secure their future and most importantly the services they provide.
“Victoria Leeds’s commitment to supporting local people is evident and provides much needed opportunities for those that need the most help across Leeds.”