Charity & Fundraising

Awesome Merchandise to Launch a Grant Scheme

Awesome Merchandise is celebrating its 15th birthday in the true spirit of community – introducing schemes to bring together and support local businesses, creatives and artists. With a customer base of over 97,000 (including the Brudenell and designer Drew Millward) Awesome Merchandise is also introducing a staff voucher scheme. Luke Hodson, Founder of Awesome Merchandise […] Leeds Living …


A Free Guide to Support World Suicide Prevention Day

Yorkshire-based wellbeing specialists Champion Health have released a free guide to mark Suicide Prevention day on 10 September. The guide provides advice on supporting someone with suicidal thoughts and goes some way to dispel some of the myths surrounding suicide. Entrepreneur Harry Bliss launched Champion Health in 2018, offering evidence-based workplace health programmes, offering a […] Leeds Living …


Searching for Yorkshire’s Best Photography

At the beginning of August, Club Insure launched its search for the best photograph to represent Yorkshire. The closing date for submissions is 31 August. Entries for Yorkshire Portraits must represent communities and clubs in Yorkshire. Winners will feature in a digital photography album, with a view to producing a print version to raise money […]
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The Leeds Library Supported by National Lottery

As with so many institutions, the Leeds Library has suffered from the impact of the pandemic, in recognition of which, it has received £49,800 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.    The money will be used to support the Library’s reopening phase following its 15-week closure due to the Covid-19 lockdown.  Essential building and maintenance work […]
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Mikron Theatre Company Exceeds Target!

In under 3 weeks, Mikron Theatre Company has exceeded their fundraising target and can now finalise their 50th year tour for 2021. The company, which tours the canals, rivers and roads of the UK, had to cancel the entire season this year owing to COVID-19. Thanks to the generosity of their supporters and the general […]
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Mikron Theatre is Fundraising for Survival

This unique canal-based Yorkshire theatre company is launching a new fundraising appeal, with the hope of being able to celebrate their 50th year of touring in 2021. Mikron tours the canals, rivers and roads of the UK every year, but this year, they had to cancel their entire season owing to COVID-19. With some help […]
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Leeds Cookery School is Re-opening!

Leeds Cookery School’s team are delighted to announce that their premises at Gipton Fire Station will re-open on 4 July. The school runs over 30 classes from beginners to experienced cooks, from 1 hour sessions to whole days. 100% of their profits go to Zest Leeds, a charity supporting people in disadvantaged areas of the […]
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What does it take to keep cooking skills alive?

Jamie’s Ministry of Food knows the answer, having taught over 5,000 Leeds residents to cook in the past 10 years. Based in Leeds Kirkgate Market, Jamie’s Ministry of Food Leeds is a long term project which provides the teaching of basic cooking skills in a friendly environment. That’s not all, though, because healthy eating advice […]
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Meanwood Valley Urban Farm – Fighting for Survival

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm was first established in the 80’s. The 24-acre city farm is in the heart of Meanwood. It is a working farm with animals, a market garden and an environmentally friendly visitors’ centre. Unfortunately, like so many other organisations, the farm was forced to closed in March when government lockdown was enforced. […]
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Leeds Indie Food’s New Store is Open!

Leeds Indie Food’s new merch store is now online for a two week pre-order phase. Over the lockdown period, LIF hasn’t been idle, as many are aware. They have been supporting local businesses, making sure via social media and their strong connections to the community that they’re not forgotten. Simon Fogal and his team have […]
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