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Exploring the Impact of Fraud and Scams on Vulnerable People

Do you work with service users who have been impacted by fraud and scams, or do you work with vulne...

Added: 24/09/2021

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The Leeds BME Hub Presents – ‘I Choose Joy – Safe Spaces’

An immersive wellness event, centering culturally diverse communities.


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WYCAS Finance Forum – Financial Procedures

As part of Trustees Week, (November 1st - 5th 2021), we will be holding a joint Finance Forum on Financial Procedures covering issues such as expenses, what safeguards you have in place to avoid fraud, delegated responsibilities and more. This Zoom session is open to anyone working or volunteering in finance in the voluntary and community sector in Wakefield, Leeds, Kirklees and Calderdale.

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Free webinar: Tap into free funding income

Come along to this informal lunchtime drop in session to find out your voluntary group, CIC, social enterprise, church, school, sports club or charity can benefit from unrestricted funding


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Tell Tracy About Policing and Crime – West Yorkshire Youth Consultation

Via Microsoft Teams on Monday 11 October between 17:30 and 19:00. The Youth Advisory Group, whose ma...

Added: 22/09/2021

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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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