Ideas to Change Leeds

Ideas to Change Leeds is a collection of innovative projects and programmes currently underway in Leeds that aim to positively change Leeds or the lives of communities in Leeds.

The categories below are linked to the UN Global Sustainable Development Goals

Ideas To Change Leeds by Julia Charlton

Showing projects under Sustainable Cities and Communities

  • Tiny Heroes

    Daniel Bye

    Location: Armley, Killingbeck & Seacroft, Calverley & Farsley

    Aim: To bring communities together through story telling and theatre.

  • Feed Leeds

    Originated by Leeds Parks and Countryside, now an independent Unincorporated Association with a committee (council officers and members attending)

    Location: Leeds city-wide

    Aim: Feed Leeds is a a constituted network of organisations and individuals involved with sustainable local food and related issues, aiming to offer advice and support of various kinds.

  • Challenging Conversations

    VAL in partnership with Leeds City Council and third sector delivery partners, funded by the Home Office

    Location: Leeds

    Aim: To better understand the drivers that may lead young people to commit hate crimes & identify potential solutions to reduce incidents in the future. A research paper and a toolkit for practitioners was published in June 2017. Discussions are ongoing regarding legacy projects to continue this agenda.

  • Helping Britain Blossom

    The Orchard Project

    Location: Leeds district and LS postcodes

    Aim: To help local people create, restore and access orchards – to enjoy and use for good in their own communities. A large-scale reintroduction of community orchards across Leeds which aims to make a sizeable, ecological and social contribution to a sustainable food system.

  • Open Data Commons Mapping

    University of Leeds, ODI, Leeds City Lab, Voluntary Action Leeds, Leeds Love It Share It

    Location: City wide

    Aim: To use open data to map community assets and promote civic action to improve neighbourhood resilience.

  • Leeds Fund - #GiveLoveLeeds Grants

    Leeds Community Fund

    Location: Leeds Inner City Wards

    Aim: To support a variety of different community projects and small charities supporting local people.

  • Leeds Fund - Microgrants

    Leeds Community Foundation

    Location: Leeds

    Aim: To support grassroots community activity and seed fund emerging groups.

  • The Greenhouse Pilot

    Voluntary Action Leeds

    Location: Citywide

    Aim: To tackle priorities in neighbourhoods by growing local solutions into sustainable activity.

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