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Supporting Communities Together

Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL) is a charity that supports communities by helping people and organisations that do good in Leeds.

Our vision

Our vision is that there is a thriving voluntary and community sector in Leeds, which works with communities to enable positive social action.

Our mission

Our mission is to strengthen and champion groups, organisations and movements to lead on achieving positive social change.

Our projects and services

Forums and Networks

Support for Small Organisations

VAL's offer of support for small groups in Leeds

Voluntary Action Leeds offers a range of services to support small organisations and groups to help at every step- as you’re starting out, establishing or looking to grow.

Take a look at our latest leaflet detailing VAL’s Support for Small Organisations and Groups.

Our projects and highlights of the year

A fantastic video showcasing the work of VAL and the third sector in #Leeds over the past year.

VAL Membership

Become a Voluntary Action Leeds Member

Are you a third sector organisation or a small group based in Leeds?

Become a VAL member. It’s free to join and is open to all third sector organisations in Leeds.

VAL Essentials

Become an Voluntary Action Leeds Essentials subscriber

Voluntary Action Leeds offers a range of money saving benefits to VAL Essentials subscribers.

The VAL Essentials package is open to any organisation provided they work in line with VAL’s values. It is paid for annually (the package runs from 1 April to 31 March) and the cost is tiered based on your organisational income.

VAL YOU Services

Expertise and practical support for organisations and small businesses

Voluntary Action Leeds through VAL YOU offer a wide range of services to small business and organisations – including; Payroll, Recruitment, Room hire, Events Management and Marketing support.

Any profits generated by VAL YOU services are gift aided back to Voluntary Action Leeds to help organisations do good in Leeds.

Voluntary Action Leeds' Values

A commitment to cooperation rather than competition

Willing to adapt and change in pursuit of our social mission

Honesty and integrity is at the heart of who we are

Empowerment & involvement of people to make decisions that affect their lives

Our Governance

Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL) is a charitable company managed by a Board of Trustees. Registered charity number 225863 and company limited by guarantee in England and Wales number 555150.

To read our accounts please visit the Charity Commission website and enter our registered charity number into the search box. Copies of the VAL governing documents are available upon request.

VAL Trustees

Sarah Rogers (Chair)

Vice Chairs

Adrian Curtis – Finance & General Purposes
Sarah Rogers – Equality and Diversity
Andrea Edwards – Personnel

Elaine Barrow, Linda Evers, Emma Holmes, Robert Londo, Jane Tomlin, Lindsey Whitton, Rachel Robinson, Andrea Edwards, Jane Li, Claudie Ineson, Paul Landy, Neil Franklin, Chris Hollins, Wendy Tangen, Simon Jose

Voluntary Action Leeds is proud to have signed the Mindful Employer charter. We are committed to offering our employees an open and supportive workplace culture, where people can talk about their mental health.

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