Law firm invests in community fund

Law firm Hill Dickinson has invested in Leeds Community Foundation’s The Leeds Fund, helping to support local communities in the city, now and into the future.

The Leeds Fund was launched by Leeds Community Foundation in 2016 and has distributed nearly £3m to community organisations, supporting thousands of people across the city, providing grants to organisations that tackle social issues and inequalities which may otherwise go unaddressed.

With a quarter of people in Leeds living in poverty, The Leeds Fund provides vital grants to support the long-term sustainability and survival of local community organisations so they can be in the best shape possible to do what they do best – help people day in and day out.

Esther Venning, head of Leeds office at Hill Dickinson said: “Since becoming members of the Foundation in 2021, we’ve seen firsthand and been inspired by the work of the Foundation and the vital role of community organisations in delivering social impact for so many.

“As an international law firm with a growing presence in Leeds, we recognise the importance of playing our part in creating a more inclusive and equitable city. The Leeds Community Foundation, through its Leeds Fund, provides incredibly effective support where it is needed most. We believe the ideal way to demonstrate our own commitment to this city is to support the Foundation in being able to deliver more of the work it already does so well.”

Kirsty McKinnon, head of relationships at Leeds Community Foundation said: “It’s a pleasure to partner with firms like Hill Dickinson, who clearly understand our role in delivering social impact and that we’re best placed to ensure that money is directed to where it is most needed in Leeds.

“We are grateful for their support, and hope this encourages other businesses in the city, to learn more about us and how by working together, we can make a unified and meaningful change.”