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Dying Matters Leeds Community Grant now open

Dying Matters Leeds aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.

Funding available

  1. Small Grant up to £200 is available for one off events
  2. Medium Grant up to £500 is available for applications with more than one event
  3. Large Grant up to £1,500 is available for arts based projects, performances and/or a regular group or activity.

Organisations are invited to apply for a Dying Matters Leeds Community Grant to deliver an event/s or activity/ies in their local community between 1 November 2021 and 31 March 2022. The events may be in real life or online.

Dying Matters Leeds Partnership

The Dying Matters Leeds Partnership co-ordinates citywide work to open the conversation with local communities in Leeds about death, dying and loss and to enable people to plan for the last years of their life.

The Dying Matters Partnership works to support people to take five simple steps to make their end of life experience better, both for them and for their loved ones. These are:

  1. Write your will
  2. Record your funeral wishes
  3. Plan your future care and support
  4. Consider registering as an organ donor
  5. Tell your loved ones your wishes

Possible events

We are inviting organisations and groups to apply for funding to run an event or activity, which may link to or be inspired by the above themes. To give you inspiration, below is a small selection of possible events.

  • A social activity or event, with local or national Dying Matters resources on display (visit the Leeds PHRC or National Dying Matters website for access to resources) An afternoon of activities, including the screening of Dying Matters films and talks from local bereavement associations and funeral directors
  • A Dying Matters arts competition
  • A reminiscence session using memory boxes provided by the local museum
  • The development or delivery of a creative performance or display aimed at engaging people to talk more and access support or resources.

Application process

Leeds Bereavement Forum is administrating the grants on behalf of the Dying Matters Leeds Partnership. Please read the Guidance Notes (.pdf) before you apply.

Please download and complete the Application Form (.doc)

  • The deadline for submitting applications is 5pm, Friday 8 October 2021
  • Applicants will be notified of the decision by Friday 22 October 2021

Applications will be assessed by a panel of representatives from the Dying Matters Leeds Partnership. Unfortunately, we have a limited budget so will be unable to fund all applications.

If you have any queries, please contact Leeds Bereavement Forum on 0113 225 3975 or email