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Building Food Resilience Webinar

FoodWise Leeds is developing a toolkit to improve the quality, effectiveness, scale and impact of our work to tackle food insecurity in the city.



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Next Leeds Crime Reduction Network Meeting; Mental Health, Offending and Rehabilitation

Leeds Crime Reduction Network Meeting - 31st March 2021 FREE Tickets available now! The theme of the meeting is Mental Health, Offending and Rehabilitation with guest speakers, breakout room workshops and networking opportunities.

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Irish History Month – March 2021

Did you know that Irish History Month takes place throughout the month of March - the month in which St Patrick’s Day is internationally celebrated?



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Leeds Lunch Club Grants Open

Leeds Community Foundation, in partnership with Leeds City Council, are pleased to be offering grant...

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Harnessing the Power of Communities Opens

Forum Central and Leeds Community Foundation are working in partnership with funding from NHS Leeds ...

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Forward Leeds Training Programme – Drugs and Alcohol Awareness

We are Forward Leeds. We offer a full range of training in relation to drugs and alcohol awareness f...

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The Government’s Roadmap Out of Lockdown

Gradually, we will start to see COVID-19 restrictions in England get lifted – but nothing is c...

Added: 03/03/2021

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A look back at LGBT+ History Month in Leeds

February 2021 is LGBT+ History Month, and the theme is ‘Body, Mind and Spirit’. LGBT+ History Mo...

Added: 02/03/2021

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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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