Work with the University to build capacity and create positive social change

We are now expanding the PIP programme and recruiting additional partners from across the Third Sector and local schools.

Register your interest in being involved with the University of Leeds Positive Impact Partners (PIP) Programme today.  

PIP has been developed to provide an opportunity to bring together University colleagues and a wide range of Third Sector partners to form new collaborative partnerships. Through PIP, University staff and their third sector partners combine their personal, professional or research expertise to create new projects that build capacity and encourage positive social change.  Ultimately, it’s about the creation of partnerships that generate organisational and personal development opportunities for everyone involved.

Jen Dyer, International Mixed Ability Sport (IMAS) says: “We got involved in the scheme as we are a very small and young organisation and it seemed like an amazing opportunity to tap into expertise and get advice in areas where we are lacking capacity. Our University partner has an extensive network within the University that he can refer us to should he think of others who might be able to help in other ways. It is amazing how many chance links come up in conversation that might lead onto opportunities and avenues to explore".   

The PIP programme is open to all University staff, individuals working (either paid or voluntary) in the third sector, charitable organisations, state-funded schools and any other social-benefit organisations.  You can sign up to attend a workshop or register to take part in the scheme here. The deadline for this round of applications is Monday 23rd October.  If you have any questions about PIP contact Amanda Jackson on 0113 343 4073 or