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Fairies Celebrate with Cake

Congratulations are in order as Trust Leeds’ first Self Reliant Group has signed its group agreement. Welcome to the Glitter Fairy’s SRG! To celebrate we had several helpings of a delicious cake made by glitter fairy Louise. Such a big moment for us as a new organisation and we couldn’t ask for a nicer group to kick us off!  This …

It’s our Birthday – Trust Leeds becomes a Company

Hello World!  Trust Leeds is officially born as a non-for-profit company which makes micro-loans and nurtures self-reliant groups.   We are now incorporated as a private company limited by guarantee. It was a very proud moment when our certificate arrived in the post.  Our official birthday is 26th April 2018, although of course we’ve been beetling on with establishing Trust Leeds …

Presenting a ‘Leeds for Life Citizenship Award’

In her capacity as Chief Executive of brand new charity Trust Leeds, Liza Kellett was thrilled to be asked to present a citizenship award.  The ‘Leeds for Life Citizenship Awards’ take place annually to celebrate the contribution that Leeds University students make to society both locally, nationally and internationally in a variety of areas including: education, sport & wellbeing, community, …

Trust Leeds #DoIt Award featured by @UnLtd

It is a badge of honour for any social enterprise to be recognised by UnLtd, the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK. With a mission to reach out and unleash the energies of enterprising people who do good, UnLtd beneficiaries receive investment, mentoring, advice and a network of fellow social entrepreneurs to help them on their …

Six Leadership Characteristics of Social Entrepreneurs – a Business School Seminar

As a graduate of the University of Leeds, and having achieved a Masters from the Leeds University Business School, Trust Leeds’ Chief Executive was invited to join the Business School’s Leaders in Residence Programme, which matches the theory that is taught with real world practice.  Liza explains her leadership path, inspirations and lessons learned.  Dr James Roberts, Lecturer in Strategy …

A great day out

Chief Executive Liza Kellet shares her experience of a fact-finding mission to Glasgow to inspire allies and to learn more about Self-Reliant Groups from those who know best: members of groups, in their own words. It’s not often in the UK that you’re rolling out of bed and thanking the heavens that there’s no snow. On Friday the 9 March …