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Free Access to Learning and Development Platform for Leeds Charities and Voluntary Organisations

Added: 15/02/2023

Leap Like A Salmon

A Leeds-based tech company specialising in career development, Leap Like A Salmon, is determined not to let the cost-of-living crisis impact the development and knowledge of workers in our sector.

Leap recently announced that in 2023, all UK-registered charities (including CICs and Social Enterprises) with under 23 employees can use their professional development platform for free.

“Affordability has often been seen as a barrier to personal and professional development. We strongly believe it shouldn’t be this way and that’s why we wanted to help charity and voluntary organisations continue to prioritise their development in 2023.” comments Karen Waite, Founder and owner of Leap Like A Salmon.

Fears of an exodus of staff from the charity sector amid a funding crisis are at the forefront of mind. “This sense of exhaustion means that many dedicated people are considering their futures”. Reaching breaking point has been attributed to the cost-of-living crisis. Worries were further deepened recently with the government announcement that help to tackle soaring energy bills is being scaled back.

“Our platform provides a safe and secure portal for learners to plan, record and share their professional development. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) does not always need to follow an official training course.”

Karen expands, “we encourage our members to record anything. From what they learnt after reading an educational blog, to recording knowledge conversations with colleagues to reflecting on lessons learnt from mistakes. It’s not just about attending an official webinar, course or training programme to record your CPD.”

Taking part in personal and professional development can build, develop and grow confidence, skills, and abilities in and out of the workplace.

If your organisation qualifies, you can find out more by contacting Karen on

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