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 …

Gathering of the SRG Clan!

The founder, nurturer and stimulator of the SRG-movement in the UK is Scottish charity Wevolution.  Every six months they gather the SRGs across Scotland – and increasingly from the growing SRG hot-spots of Manchester and South Wales – so that members can celebrate, reflect, learn and share.  Trust Leeds’ Liza Kellett joined the June Peer Gathering for a shot of …

We believe in Fairies, We do! We do!

We’re thrilled to share that our first self-reliant group, the Glitter Fairy’s SRG, went down a storm at the Seacroft Gala in Rein Park today. The Gala, organised by @LS14Trust, takes place annually and is a day for all the family, with lots of great activities, stalls and a fun fair. It was the perfect setting for the Glitter Fairy’s …

Showing and Sharing with Leeds Community Foundation

LS14 Trust is the home of the Glitter Fairy’s SRG – Leeds’ first self-reliant group.  The Trust was set up in 2009 by a group of local people who wanted to work together to change the neighbourhoods that they loved across Seacroft, Swarcliffe and Whinmoor.  It is supported in its work by philanthropy match-maker Leeds Community Foundation.    Today, LS14 …

The Fairies Get Serious

Now that they’re finding their wings (seriously, see the photo!) the Glitter Fairy’s SRG in Seacroft are getting serious about their enterprising ambitions.  They’ve piloted hand-made cards for Father’s Day (making their first profit!) and sweetie sales.   They’re now focussing on the Summer Fairs season, and are booking themselves as local events and fairs across the summer to show their …