This project would not have been possible without the financial support of the following partners:
Leeds Community Foundation
"Leeds Community Foundation is extremely proud to support the development of the new Leeds Mencap children’s centre in Leeds through a £1 million pledge from Jimbo’s Fund. This project also has special place in our supporters hearts, as the building will act as a legacy to the late Jimi Heselden, a successful local business, who established Jimbo’s Fund through the Foundation to support people in East Leeds. The new centre will provide a vital lifeline to hundreds of young people and families with learning disabilities - we completely believe in this project and hope other people will support this wonderful campaign to make a real difference to lives of local people."
Sally-Anne Greenfield, Chief Executive of Leeds Community Foundation
"We are delighted to support Leeds Mencap in creating this exciting new centre which will unite all people with learning disabilities in Leeds as well as provide much needed services to the local community."
Phillipa Charles, Director, Garfield Weston Foundation
"The trustees were very impressed with the degree of thought and planning which has gone into the project, clearly from its earliest stages.. one of our trustees commented that this was the best capital application they’d seen for quite some time but also said that it was great to see such clarity and thoroughness matched with real heart, energy and enthusiasm."
Nicky Lappin, Research and Information Manager, Tudor Trust
The February Foundation
"We’re supporting the project because of its very innovative nature."
Burton Family Settlements
"We are delighted to have been able to help Leeds Mencap to take this big step forward.”
"We’ve been supporters of Leeds Mencap for many years and are delighted to be able to help fund this project. At Simplyhealth, we’re committed to helping people make the most of life and we believe that the new centre will do just that by providing vital services and support to many people in our community living or caring for someone with learning disabilities."
Raman Sankaran, Sales and Marketing Director, Simplyhealth
The ACT Foundation
"We were hugely excited when we heard about Leeds Mencap’s plans for their new centre – the scope of what they are trying to do is enormous. We’re very happy that we can support them by providing much needed specialist equipment"
HSBC Local Project Funding
The Wolfson Foundation
“The Wolfson Foundation supports excellence and so we are very pleased to be funding this outstanding new community centre in Leeds. We have been impressed by the vision and commitment of Leeds Mencap. Support for people with learning disabilities is a priority for the Foundation under our ‘health and disability’ programme. We were particularly impressed that this initiative will not only provide high quality services for people with learning disabilities but also integrate this provision with other community services for children.” Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive, The Wolfson Foundation.