Groups

Touchstone

Inspiring communities, transforming lives. The Community Development Team promote the strengths of BME Communities. We don't just talk about problems, needs and barriers.
Community and Health

Roundhay Environmental Action Project

Leeds Roundhay residents taking positive action to tackle environmental issues and living more substainably
Ecological Justice, Energy and Transport

Peace Studies at Leeds Beckett

Peace Studies department at Leeds Beckett University
Peace & Disarmament

Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign

An ongoing campaign to hold Menwith Hill accountable
Peace & Disarmament

Rooted LUU

LUU Rooted is LUU's edible gardening project. It’s a great way to chill out, do something new and meet new friends in a beautiful space. All welcome, refreshments provided.
Land, Food & Agriculture

Cafe Economique

Events about economics and its impact on your life
Economic Justice and Political Theory

Solidaritech

Technology Sans Frontiers
Human Rights and Tech & Security

Leodis Community Project

Leodis Community Project. Empowering local community members into a more successful life.
Community

COGS

COGS is an independent community development organisation that supports communities,  and public & voluntary sector agencies that work in and with communities. COGS believes in communities having more power and influence over decisions that affects their lives. COGS can offer policy and practice development in the areas of community engagement, community action research and community development. Training, community and event facilitation, project and organisation development can be done on a consultancy or contract basis.
Community

Leeds Animation Workshop

An independent film production company, run by a women's collective. Founded in 1978 to make and distribute short animated films with a message. Also screenings, workshops, stalls, equipment hire, etc.
Animal Rights

Healthy Air Leeds

Campaigning for healthy air in Leeds, the UK’s 3rd worst place for air pollution.
Ecological Justice, Health and Transport

Leeds Green Party

Leeds Green Party's vision is a greener, fairer, happier Leeds
Animal Rights, Ecological Justice and Energy

Bradford and Calderdale Animal Friends

We are a small but friendly group of people, made up of a mixed group of people from different backgrounds who campaign for animals who are used and abused in the vivisection laboratories, factory farms, zoos, circuses, hunted and used for fur.
Animal Rights

Homeworkers Worldwide

Homeworkers Worldwide supports homeworkers in their struggle for rights and recognition. Homeworkers are mainly women who do paid work at home. Their work is low paid, they have no employment rights or social protection and are rarely recognised as workers. We support grassroots organising projects, campaign for retailers to improve conditions for homeworkers in their supply chains and lobby for international regulation to strengthen the rights of homeworkers and other informal workers.
Feminism and Workers Rights

Cornerstone Housing Co-operative

Sometimes a commune, sometimes an intentional community and sometimes just housemates, eating together and running the houses together. Our two big old houses with big gardens in Chapeltown keep us very busy.
Community and Housing

Urban Orchard Project

Through urban orchards, we hope to strengthen communities, improve wellbeing and build resilience. We're dedicated to creating inspiring cities swathed in trees, providing beautiful blossom and tasty fruit, everywhere.
Ecological Justice and Land, Food & Agriculture

Notwestminster

#notwestminster is a network for everyone who has something positive to say about local democracy and for anyone who is up for a challenge. We host an annual event for local democracy advocates and we run Local Democracy Maker Days where we work together to build and test new ways of doing democracy, with digital.
Community and Political Theory

Leeds Coalition Against the War

Leeds Coalition Against the War was formed as part of the national Stop the War Coalition in 2001 to oppose the government's so-called 'war on terror'. It stands against war, against racism and in defence of civil liberties.
Peace & Disarmament

Oblong

Oblong is a Leeds based community development charity whose purpose is to help people and their communities flourish. Our main areas are volunteering opportunities for disadvantaged adults, running Woodhouse Community Centre which has rooms for hire for both community groups and private events. We deliver 'Head Space', mental wellbeing sessions in the community.
Community and Health

Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Leeds

The IWW is a grassroots and democratic union where members support each other through solidarity against exploitation we face as workers, tenants and claimants. The action we take is decided at the grassroots level and our (low) membership fees are not spent on highly paid union officials or political party donations. We are a radical union that aim is to see society re-organised to meet the interests of all people, and not just shareholders and corporations. We welcome new members to branch meetings.
Economic Justice, International Solidarity and Workers Rights

Leeds University Centre for African Studies

Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) is an interdisciplinary centre that brings together scholars with an active interest in Africa from across different schools and faculties at the University of Leeds in order to promote African Studies at the University and in the city of Leeds.
Arts & Culture and International Solidarity

Welfare Fightback Leeds

We campaign for a decent system of social security for all, and against benefit cuts, sanctions, attacks on benefits rights of those with long-term illness or disability; mandatory "treatments" and other inappropriate "work related activities", including substitution of paid jobs with unpaid labour of claimants; low pay and insecure work conditions; attacks on social housing; age discrimination and discrimination based on nationality in the welfare system.
Economic Justice and Housing

Angel of Youths

Angel of Youths is a community based in Leeds. Our aim is to help young people between the ages of 18-30 to build their dream careers and attain their desired lifestyles.
Community

Green School Leeds

This group aims to set up a committee to start an alternative provision free school in Leeds. This provision will target the NEETS young people, those not engaging in mainstream education, young offenders and those to be sent to a PRU.
Youth & Education

People’s Assembly Leeds

An organisation dedicated to fighting the government's austerity programme. We are a broad, united campaign against cuts and privatisation. (Formerly West & North Yorkshire People's Assembly)
Economic Justice

The Greenbelt Guard

A national Facebook Community Group for ANY Greenbelt campaigners to post & share facts, points of law, problems, issues, events - anything that might help us to help each other - saving research time too - in our shared purpose to SAVE our precious British greenbelt from the greedy grasp of housing developers.
Ecological Justice

Pyramid of Arts

We promote individual wellbeing and social inclusion through active engagement in the arts, by bringing together people with learning disabilities and associated physical and sensory impairments alongside others in the community who have, or wish to develop, an active involvement in the arts.
Arts & Culture, Community, Disability Rights and Health

Rawdon GREENBELT Action Group

Rawdon Greenbelt Action Group (RGAG) is a committee of local people eager to retain the special character of Rawdon and Cragg Wood, and will be opposing ANY development to the greenbelt (or that greenbelt which has recently become re-designated as PAS) that is within the boundaries of Rawdon, including Cragg Wood Conservation Area.
Ecological Justice

Headingley Festival of Ideas

The Headingley Festival of Ideas is all about creative ideas which may or may not lead to something. The Festival is planned and organised by a group of local volunteers who are now starting to put together a programme for October 2015. We are interested in any local people and organisations that would like to take part by hosting, sponsoring and organising events.
Arts & Culture and Community

Alliance for Green Socialism

Political organisation promoting socialism, protection of our environment, and the link between the two.
Economic Justice

Inkwell

Inkwell is a Leeds Mind Project, a charity supporting people experiencing mental health difficulties.
Community and Health

Carbon Conversations Leeds

Carbon Conversations Groups offer a supportive group experience that helps people halve their personal carbon footprint. They deal with the difficulties of change by connecting to values, emotions and identity. The groups are based on a psychological understanding of how people change. Most participants reduce their CO2 emissions by 1 tonne immediately and make plans for long-term reductions, often halving their carbon footprints.
Ecological Justice and Energy

PAFRAS

Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers PAFRAS works with refugees, asylum seekers and the wider community to counter the effects of enforced destitution on vulnerable migrants. Our work has three main strands: - providing immediate humanitarian relief; - long-term support, advice and advocacy aimed at assisting service users to make lasting improvements to their situations; - raising awareness and campaigning locally and nationally on issues affecting our service users.
Migrant Rights and Racial Justice

Hollybush Conservation Centre

We are an environmental volunteering centre in Kirkstall, Leeds. The site used to be a rhubarb farm, now we have a community café and garden, a woodwork shop, barn and classroom. We provide a wide range of volunteering opportunities for everyone, and we specialise in working with adults who need a bit of extra help to get their lives back on track.
Community, Ecological Justice and Land, Food & Agriculture

Manuel Bravo Project

Manuel Bravo Project offers free legal advice to asylum seekers who wish to appeal against a negative first decision or submit a fresh claim for asylum and who cannot obtain Legal Aid.
Migrant Rights

InnerSense Guru

Weekly yoga classes to empower disadvantaged vulnerable women who've been involved in the criminal justice system who access the TWP centre.
Arts & Culture and Health

Green Action Co-operative

Green action is a society in the student union open to everyone, not just students. We are a co-operative group that runs a small volunteer whole food store downstairs in the students union. We have 2 allotment plots on woodhouse moor and facilitate students to campaign for environmental and humanitarian justice.
Co-operatives, Ecological Justice and Land, Food & Agriculture

One Billion Rising Leeds

It is estimated that more than one billion females on our planet are victims of gender-based violence. We want to change that.
Feminism and Human Rights

Leeds Against TTIP

We are a Hub for coordinating resistance against TTIP in the Leeds area. Keep your eyes peeled for information on action you can take part in!
Economic Justice and International Solidarity

STAR Bikes Project Leeds

The STAR Bike Project meets weekly in the Bike Hub with refugees and student volunteers to fix old and broken bikes. Refurbished bikes are usually given to refugees as a free and enjoyable form of transport. No experience with bikes is required, just a willingness to get a bit greasy and learn about bikes!
Migrant Rights and Transport

Urban Sprawl CIC

Urban Sprawl are Yorkshire's Only Homeless Theatre Company.
Arts & Culture and Housing

Care Leavers Council

A Group of Young Care Leavers in Leeds. The aim of the group is to improve the services care leavers receive from Leeds City Council, and to help make the difficult transition from care to adulthood a better experience for all young people.
Community and Health

You Forgot the Mince

"You Forgot the Mince" is a piece of new writing that is currently in a research and development phase. The long term aims for the play is that it will tour theatres and also be performed in HMP Leeds followed by eight weeks worth of drama based workshops with the prisoners.
Arts & Culture

West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service

West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS) supports organisations to manage their finances more effectively and efficiently.
Community and Economic Justice

Friends of Leeds Kirkgate Market

Friends of Leeds Kirkgate Market is a new group for everyone – customers, traders, citizens and visitors – who love Kirkgate Market and want it to survive and flourish in its present form and not become yet another bland and soulless shopping centre.
Community and Workers Rights

Justice for Domestic Workers Leeds

Justice for Domestic Workers Leeds is a self-help group that campaigns and advocates for the rights and protection of migrant domestic workers living in Leeds. The group meets on a monthly basis and programmes public events to raise awareness about the specific vulnerabilities facing domestic workers.
Migrant Rights

Zimbabwe Educational Trust

Zimbabwe Educational Trust is a diaspora-led UK registered charity. It was founded in 1987 to support Zimbabwean nationals in their efforts to further their education. Our current work focuses on improving the material conditions within Zimbabwean schools and improving the social conditions which shape children’s access to education and their attainment whilst in education.
International Solidarity and Youth & Education

Reframing Disaster

Reframing Disaster is a major project based in Leeds that seeks to consider, commemorate, and support recovery for these and other global disasters.
Political Theory

Wild Goose

Wild Goose provides outdoor workshops for adults, aimed at reducing stress and promoting relaxation. Promoting positive mental health.
Health

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