We are offering grants of between £500 and £10,000 from a £25,000 pot of funding. This is for community groups in Leeds to help boost advocacy for the people and communities they work with.

What is the fund?

The Advocacy Development Fund is a pot of money that aims to help make advocacy more widely available to communities in Leeds. It will provide grants to community groups and small charities who want to help make the voices heard of the people they support.

The fund will prioritise:

  • Advocacy that helps people to be more included and overcome barriers
  • Support for friends/relatives/carers to be informal advocates
  • Smaller and ‘unconstituted’ groups

Share your idea

If your organisation would like to apply for a grant, we can help with that! All you need to do is come to us with an idea and we can talk about what you would like to do with a grant.

Then, we can help you with putting together a proposal. For that, there are two steps:

  • Have an idea about advocacy helping the community you work with
  • Does your idea meet the criteria further up this page?

The deadline for sending proposals for the Fund is Thursday 15th September 2022 at 5pm.

Advocacy Development Fund: Online launch

On Wednesday 20th July 2022, we held an online launch event for the Fund. For that, we recorded talks by our Chief Executive, Advocacy Director and Self-Advocacy Manager about what the fund is for, how it can help you and how to apply for a grant.

To watch it, please click on the video to the right of your screen.

Get in touch

For sharing any ideas or any general enquiries about the Fund, please email us at [email protected]. Then, we will get back to you as soon as we can.