HARIBO supports The Leeds Fund following Prince Harry visit
HARIBO has donated £20,000 to Leeds Community Foundation’s (LCF) Leeds Fund to support the next round of #GiveLoveLeeds grants.
The donation is inspired by HRH Prince Henry of Wales’ visit to Yorkshire last year, where he spoke at LCF’s Leeds Leads: Encouraging Happy Young Minds event before visiting HARIBO’s facility in Castleford, and reinforces the brand’s commitment to supporting emotional well-being and good mental health.
Supporting communities across Leeds
Herwig Vennekens, Managing Director at HARIBO, said: “HARIBO is proud to support its local communities. We have been involved in a range of charitable activities for many years and are pleased to be able to provide LCF with the funds needed to continue their work in this crucial area.
“We’re looking forward to our contribution making a real difference, and helping to support LCF’s efforts in recognising smaller charities and the wider needs of the city.”
Kate Hainsworth, CEO of Leeds Community Foundation, said: “We are extremely pleased that HARIBO has decided to support the fourth round of #GiveLoveLeeds Grants which will help projects that encourage happy young minds across Leeds. We are particularly grateful to both Prince Harry and HARIBO for championing mental health and supporting The Leeds Fund. Thanks to HARIBO we can continue to support charities across the city that make a difference every day.”
The Leeds Fund
LCF’s Leeds Fund launched in 2016 and accepts contributions from individuals and companies wanting to support the city in which they live and/or work. The Leeds Fund supports a variety of needs across Leeds, distributing grants of up to £2,500, as well as smaller grants of up to £500 to fund community activity.
For round 4 of grants, LCF are looking for projects that seek to improve young people’s mental health and/or give them the tools to keep their young minds healthy. For this fund, the term ‘young people’ applies to people between the ages of 16 to 25 year olds.
Applications can be made before 31st January 2017 here.