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Covid-19 Community Champion Micro Grants

Covid-19 Community Champion Micro Grants are available to support organisations to create materials ...

Added: 25/06/2021

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New UK-wide funding to distribute devices

Good Things Foundation is working with Nominet to distribute 1,000 devices and data packages through...

Added: 25/06/2021

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Roast Breadfruit Reasoning by Musufing

My name is Musufing and Leeds has been home for most of my life. For many years I worked within the ...

Added: 24/06/2021

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Research study for people with diabetes also having cancer treatment

Did you find it difficult to look after your diabetes (type 1 or type 2) when also having treatments...

Added: 24/06/2021

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Community Voices With West Yorkshire Mayor, Tracy Brabin

On behalf of the VCSE Sector, Leeds Community Foundation and GiveBradford invite you to join an online conversation with Tracy providing a chance for Community Organisations to put forward questions around her plans to support and champion the Sector as outlined in her manifesto pledges.

Zoom

07/07/2021
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Great Get Together at Harehills Bowling Club

Your Space proudly presents a Great Get Together Event at Harehills Park Bowling Club! A family friendly event to bring people together and celebrate that we have #moreincommon

Harehills Park Bowling Club

04/07/2021
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Learn More About Foster Carers in Leeds

Fostering with Leeds City Council is a rewarding and challenging experience, giving you a sense of p...

Added: 23/06/2021

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Child & Family Studies Taster Session

What are the functions of play and how does it contribute to children's development? This online session will explore these questions and introduce the Foundation Degree in Child and Family Studies designed for adults working or volunteering with children, young people or families.

Free online event

13/07/2021 - 15/07/2021
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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.

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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