Eco face-scrubbies – A SRG Challenge

Our Trust Leeds SRG members are an eco-conscious lot. Since becoming a part of the Boomerang Bags family earlier this year, (a movement encouraging people to sew their own tote bags and shun single use plastic, see our recent Blog article for more information), we have been searching for more eco-friendly inspiration. Many Self-Reliant Group members are well practiced crochet …

Geraldine’s Story of a Trust Leeds Loan

Meet Geraldine. Geraldine is one of Trust Leeds’ first borrowers, receiving a loan of £650 back in November 2018 to assist in making her business dreams a reality. We recently caught up with Geraldine to hear about her plans for the future and to share her inspirational story. “I wanted to just heal people- I’m a people person.” A natural …

Material Squares – A SRG Challenge

It’s been a tricky year for feeling connected to others. Lots of our SRG members know this feeling well and being unable to attend their weekly in person SRG meetings has made this feeling even more profound. When her neighbour gave Margot her a bag of material to pass on to SRG members, it gave Trust Leeds Chief Executive Liza …

SRG Virtual Village Show 2020 – The Results

This year has been a tough one for all of us. Social distancing, isolation, staying away from friends and family—these necessary but difficult measures made for a seemingly lonely summer for many of our SRG members. This is when the wonderful team members at Purple Shoots had an idea; why did traditional summer gatherings and activities have to be stopped …

A Virtual SRG Village Show!

Following the outbreak of Coronavirus and subsequent social isolation, many traditional spring and summer activities have had to be put on hold this year. Whilst we’re still not able to jet off abroad or enjoy a staycation, there is one thing we can do—a virtual Village Show! Whether you are part of an SRG, interested in joining an SRG, or …

Trust Leeds Asks for Your Support

Loneliness, poverty, isolation, poor mental health, lack of purpose and joy… these days many of our members are struggling even more to overcome their day-to-day challenges.  And we have more interest than ever before from people who see that being part of our Self-Reliant Groups can help them to help themselves – more so now since lockdown. A regular gift …

Trust Leeds plans to GROW through Coronavirus

Chief Executive Liza Kellett shares Trust Leeds’ plan for lockdown. Many of our Self-Reliant Group members face anxiety and isolation every day, so maintaining contact and purpose is crucial in this lockdown era.  We’re thrilled that our SRG members continue to chat, support each other, learn, share and have fun together – over the phone, in zoom meetings or what’s …

Community SRG Ambassadors – job opportunities

Community Ambassadors 3 new freelance roles working in East Leeds. Flexible hours to suit (usually in school time). £10 per hour for approx. 70 hours each year for three years. We’re building a network of Self-Reliant Groups (SRGs) in East Leeds, and we’re recruiting three Ambassadors to spread the word about SRG membership and how this benefits people and communities. …

Trust Leeds Anniversary Launch

“In a nutshell, it’s all about helping people to enterprise themselves out of poverty.” This was how Chief Executive Liza Kellett explained our work to the supporters, allies and donors who had gathered on 13th November to mark the anniversary of the decision to ‘go for it’ and set up Trust Leeds.  She continued by fittingly acknowledging another anniversary, “It’s …