New ‘Be Your Own Boss Spring 2022’ SRG

We are now recruiting for new Be Your Own Boss members! Spring is finally here – and whether you want to grow and develop upon what you already have, or explore new beginnings, our Be Your Own Boss programme is ideal for unexpected entrepreneurs looking to explore the fundamentals of business and self-employment alongside a network of business allies and …

Festival of Functional Medicine 2022 – Thank you!

A very special thank you goes to Dr Indra and the Specialist Functional Medicine Practice, for not only hosting a spectacularly interesting online event, but for raising and donating £300 to Trust Leeds as their chosen charity! On 29th January 2022, Liza and a handful of SRG members from our Be Your Own Boss Winter 2021 cohort enjoyed a day …

Peer Network Gathering 2022

Our Self-Reliant Group members in East Leeds came together to learn, share and inspire one another at Trust Leeds’ SRG Gathering 2022!  The themes of the day were networking, digital and communication – and members discussed the importance of using online platforms to communicate with one another during lockdown. Using the ‘Top Tips for Mental Health’ video made by our …

SRG Camp

Members of the East Leeds community, who wanted to do more for themselves and their community, embarked on a 3-day blitz of workshops, fun activities and building friendships. At the UK’s very first Self-Reliant Group Camp (hosted at Kentmere Community Centre), budding SRG members learnt all about movement, and how they could be a part of something that would benefit …

SRG members – commitment & saving

Our Be Your Own Boss Self-Reliant Group members have been sending us photos of their beautifully decorated savings jars and purses. Savings jars are particularly important to our groups, as regular saving is part of the commitment SRG members agree to when they join the movement – and we love to see the creative ways members do this! The amount …

Trust Leeds’ Christmas Market Stall

In the early hours of Saturday 20th November, Chief Executive Liza Kellett, armed with fairy lights, shoe boxes, clingfilm (a must-have for all outdoor stall holders!) and beautifully made SRG products, headed over to Leeds Artsmix Creative Arts Market to host Trust Leeds’ very own market stall! An engaging and valuable day ensued, with the products made by our very own SRG and Be Your …

Summer Meet-up with SNAP SRG

It was brilliant to meet up with keen photography enthusiasts SNAP SRG! After a pleasant walk through sunny Roundhay Park, the team met up with SNAP for a spot of light lunch at Tropical World café – and to discuss where SNAP were at in their SRG journey. Members discussed their passion for photography and their experiences navigating technology and …

Women Friendly Leeds

Local and UK partnerships and alliances are fundamental to Trust Leeds’ growth, knowledge and relevance. We joined the wonderful members of Women Friendly Leeds at their first face-to-face meeting since lockdown began! Opening with a light lunch and refreshments, the Women Friendly team made a short presentation on the results of their women’s safety campaign in Leeds followed by a …

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 …

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 …