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Developing VCSE/Researcher Partnerships for Impact and Sustainability

Join us on 15th July to hear about our experience of working together on a project to explore and co-develop an approach to commissioning the involvement of diverse communities with the VCSE sector


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Countdown Is On To Get Involved in This Year’s National Sporting Heritage Day

The official countdown is on to celebrate the UK’s sporting legacy for National Sporting Heritage ...

Added: 18/05/2021

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The Charities Bill: Key Changes to Charity Law

The Charities Bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech on the 11th of May 2021, proposes several ...

Added: 18/05/2021

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Cupcake Day 2021 – Harehills Park Bowling Club

Are you a baker or know someone who is? Can you help us support Alzheimer's Society on Thursday 17th June? Home baked or shop bought donations are most welcome along with popping along to make a purchase / donation on the day.

Harehills Park Bowling Club

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Bowls Big Weekend – Harehills Park Bowling Club

The Bowls’ Big Weekend is a national event taking place from Friday 28th to Monday 31st May, providing the opportunity for you, your friends and family to give bowls a go.

Harehills Park Bowling Club

28/05/2021 - 31/05/2021
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The Kids Company Case Judgement

Implications for charities and their trustees


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Empowering Women Fund Open

New funding is available to women’s groups and organisations as Empowering Women Fund opens.  Fro...

Added: 14/05/2021

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Good Neighbours Launch New UK Office

We’re Good Neighbours UK. As an affiliate of Good Neighbors International, we’re part of a broad...

Added: 14/05/2021

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I have to say the volunteers have been amazing. The majority of the volunteers we are working with are giving feedback to say they love what they’re doing. It’s helping them because they’re getting out of the house and they’re interacting with people, doing something good to contribute to the community.

I absolutely love working at Cross Gates and District Neighbourhood Network. I really enjoy my role and I am very proud and privileged to work with such committed and caring people and supporting people in the community.

Volunteering gives you a purpose. It’s good to help people. It gives the people who you’re supporting a window to the outside world. It’s very satisfying to be able to give something back. It’s not what I thought it was. It was a mixture of doing it for me – so I wasn’t locked in the house, whilst helping others at the same time. I would say do it.

Even though you think you know your city, you don’t really know your city until something like this crisis happens. There’s a lot of poverty and so the impact for me is being more aware of the city and the people that live in it.

If I were to sum up how I have found volunteering, I would say, it’s been rewarding, fulfilling and fun!

What I have most enjoyed about volunteering is how nice everyone has been, from organisers to other volunteers to the people receiving help.

Discover some of the key groups advocating on behalf of the third sector in Leeds


There are number of different forums and networks in Leeds which help the third sector have ‘voice and influence’ when it comes to making decisions for the City.

Find out more about these groups and how you, or your organisation could get involved.

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