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 …

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 …