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.
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.
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.
Carbon Conversations Groups offer a supportive group experience that helps people overcome the psychological barriers to taking action on the climate emergency. The groups are based on an understanding of how people can change their habits and behaviour and the experience frees people to take action by connecting to their values, emotions and identity.
Many participants reduce their CO2 emissions by 1 tonne immediately and make plans for wider social and political actions.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
The Leeds Vegetarian and Vegan Society holds campaigning info stalls in and around Leeds at various events to educate the public about the livestock industry, healthy eating on a plant-based diet and the environmental effects of meat and dairy farming . It's also a social group.
A community to ReachOUT to those who have had to flee their home countries because of the fear of physical or structural violence and discrimination directed towards them because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
We want to develop a community which will have both individual homes and shared space to work together, share resources and build friendships. We would like to achieve a balance of independence and interdependence to achieve a richer quality of life and a more sustainable way of living. We also want to ensure that any development will will make a positive contribution to the wider community in which it is based.
The Green Exchange is Leeds University Union's exciting new sustainability project, working from the heart of Leeds to help you achieve a more sustainable lifestyle! If you're a student in the city, you can apply for funding to run your own sustainability project and to transform your community.
Clarity Social Enterprise is a not-for-profit company. Most people can get by even with the little English but what if your life depends on it. That's when clarity and understanding are critical. That’s why interpreting is so vital.
Our group promotes Fairtrade In Leeds. We're very proud that our city has had Fairtrade status for 10 years, meaning that many schools, universities, places of worship, shops and cafes are supporting the use of Fairtrade products.
The Beehive is a shop based in Chapel Allerton, run by volunteers. Our aim is to promote fair trade by selling fair trade products to the local community and the wider Leeds area. We run on a not for profit basis, giving money back to Traidcraft Exchange to reinvest in the producers.
Leeds Tenants Federation makes sure that all residents have a say in decisions about their homes and their communities. Our mission is to unite council, housing association and private tenants in one strong organisation.
We meet monthly to plan campaigns, demos, publicity. We attend local festivals and events; invite speakers; show films. Members are encouraged to join the national PSC. Supporters receive a monthly on-line newsletter.