The Society makes grants both to individuals and to organisations in support of cultural and scientific activities which increase innovation, outreach and diversity in Leeds and its immediate area. It also supports local museums and galleries and publications relating to the city.

About the Society

The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, founded in 1819, is a charity that promotes interest in science, literature and the arts – in the city of Leeds and beyond. We have meetings, lectures, entertainments, publications and visits.

Apply for a Grant

The grant application process is entirely managed via this website. It is a secure process and information submitted is only seen by the Grants Committee of the Society. Each application is independently assessed by the committee members, and only the Chair of the committee sees all the assessments. If you meet the eligibility criteria, please fill in the form below. You will be allocated a reference number and will be able to check the outcome of your application after the next Committee meeting.

Applicant details

Grant Details

Provide (1) an analysis of expenses likely to be incurred, (2) a breakdown of monies received from other funding bodies, (3) a list of other applications made of which the outcome is not yet known, and (4) the level of personal contribution.
[Applicants should note that the Grants Committee normally meets three times a year in January, May and September. Application forms should reach the Chairman of the Grants Committee before the first of the month.]

Person/Organisation to whom funds should be payable:

Additional Information

(Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs can now require this information from some charities as part of an international agreement, the Common Reporting Standard, designed to avoid tax evasion. This has no financial implications whatsoever for UK tax residents who receive a grant.)

Join us and help shape 
the future of the society

Become a member for:

  • Special member-only events and lectures
  • Free and discounted publications
  • A free copy of the Society’s Annual Review
  • Opportunity to join the Council
  • Annual membership £25 per year
  • Free membership for under 25s

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