Thousands of pounds on offer to good causes thanks to Leeds company’s charitable foundation

The team at the Age Partnership Charitable Foundation.
The team at the Age Partnership Charitable Foundation.

A charitable foundation launched by a company in east Leeds is on the lookout for good causes to support.

The Age Partnership Charitable Foundation is the brainchild of the directors of retirement specialist Age Partnership, which is based at Thorpe Park, near Colton.

And today it issued an appeal for Yorkshire charities and community groups to get in touch and apply for one of its grants, which typically range from £250 to £2,500.

Foundation chairman Christopher Neave said: “Our vision for the foundation is to create a source of funding for local charities, community projects, voluntary groups, individuals carrying out good work, and other good causes that are making a positive difference here in Yorkshire.”

The foundation’s grant beneficiaries to date include:

* Leeds’s Joanna Project, which received £1,000 to help with the transport costs of the women it supports and its voluntary outreach workers;

* Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice, where funds went to purchase garden materials used by staff from mortgage lender Pure Retirement during volunteering days;

* Scarborough Rugby Union Football Club, which received £1,500 for tour kits for 30 girls to wear on a trip to Belfast.

Age Partnership chairman and founder Andrew Thirkill said: “We are now in a fantastic position to be able to set up the charitable foundation, donate a percentage of our profits annually, and truly give back to our communities across the region.”

For more details, e-mail or write to Tammy Murray, Age Partnership Charitable Foundation, Partnership House, 2200 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds LS15 8ZB.