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Tackling digital exclusion- we are the champions!

Trust Leeds is proud to have launched its own tablet lending scheme. Ten Samsung Galaxy tablets have been fitted with data SIMS and lent out to members, including to members of our new Be Your Own Boss SRG. So far they are proving to be a success, allowing digitally excluded members to join in with Zoom calls, be a part …

New ‘Be Your Own Boss’ SRG

We’ve launched a brand new online Self-Reliant Group called Be Your Own Boss! The title says it all- we’re arming unexpected entrepreneurs with the fundamental knowledge, support and inspiration to set themselves up in self employment. Combining peer support with expert advice, members participate in a two hour Zoom meeting each week. In getting the basics in place for starting …

Leeds Butterflies SRG Festive Biscuit Boxes

The Leeds Butterflies SRG start their new year on a high- they’ve just calculated their Christmas biscuit project profit as £162.44! The Butterflies received 36 orders from 23 customers, all wanting an extra special festive edition box of the Butterflies’ delicious handmade biscuits. Featuring barazak, date fingers, Turkish delight ma’amoul, Arabic festive fancies and simple petit fours, the festive boxes …

Trust Leeds SRG Christmas Online Shop

Around this time of year, our SRG members would usually be taking their handmade crafts to sell at local Christmas Markets. Of course, that can’t happen this year. Instead of postponing, we have decided to open an online shop! We are selling a range of bespoke items, including candles, tree decorations, crocheted face scrubbies and pamper gift sets. Find us …

Leeds Butterflies Biscuit Pilot

The Leeds Butterflies SRG are Syrian women refugees who want to be active and independent in their new community by sharing their culture and the biscuits. With the support of Trust Leeds and our friends, the Butterflies have been building their skills, savings and expertise towards their ultimate ambition of running a Micro-business. In October 2020 they achieved their first …

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 …