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£5,000 Grant Funding for Grassroots Groups!

Synergi is offering grants of £5,000 to build power and take collective action on mental health and...

Added: 20/05/2024

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Neurodiversity Support Services Survey – Leeds, UK

Thank you for taking the time to participate in our survey. Your feedback is essential as we work to...

Added: 17/05/2024

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Workforce Webinar for Third Sector and Independent Sector

Join the Leeds Health and Care Academy for a webinar showcasing what support is available that can benefit Third sector and Independent Care sector organisations and employees.

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05/06/2024
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Workforce Webinar for Third Sector and Independent Sector

Join the Leeds Health and Care Academy for a webinar showcasing what support is available that can benefit Third sector and Independent Care sector organisations and employees.

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22/05/2024
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VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme

Save money on your energy bills with the VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme! Are you a micro, small or me...

Added: 17/05/2024

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Parkinson’s telephone befrienders

Become a call companion for the Re-engage call companion service in partnership with Parkinson’...

Added: 15/05/2024

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Lewis Silkin Pro Bono Skills Academy

A series of pro bono webinars hosted by law firm Lewis Silkin, aimed at charities and not-for-profit organisations.

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05/06/2024
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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.

At Home-Start Leeds we value the time and support our volunteers have given to our families… Our service would not exist without volunteers.

Thanks to our amazing team of volunteers! You have kept our Service Users smiling and “feeling cared for” through the pandemic.

A big Thank You to all of our amazing volunteers! We appreciate you and everything you do for us!

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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