Syrian Sisters: SRG

United by their shared status as Syrian refugees living in England, the Syrian Sisters met and formed an SRG in Huddersfield. Their SRG lasted for nine months, in which the members used their crafting skills to make handmade hair bows, dubbed ‘SisterBows’, and chunky beaded jewellery. They participated in a few market stalls, selling their […]

Glitter Fairy’s SRG

The Glitter Fairy’s were the first SRG to be formed in Leeds. United by their shared experiences with mental health, six members of the Glitter Fairy’s joined together to share, learn and work on an enterprising venture together. Inspired by their sparkly name, the Fairy’s started offering glitter tattoos at local fayres and events. With […]

Zoe Aldous: a pilot loan success story

Zoe Aldous is a make-up artist, living and working in Leeds. She is also a Trust Leeds pilot micro-finance borrower, one of the first to benefit from Trust Leeds’ pilot micro-finance loan scheme. Having previously worked as a nail technician, renting a chair in a studio space, Zoe took the plunge into self-employment in 2019. […]

The Material Girls SRG

The Material Girls SRG comprises of three members, all with an interest in crafting. One member is a talented jewellery maker, using beads to create bespoke earrings, necklaces and home decorations. The Material Girls have also tried their hand at making Boomerang Bags- an Australian born movement that provides sewing patterns for bags made from […]

The Leeds Butterflies SRG

The Leeds Butterflies are the talented bakers among Trust Leeds’ SRGs. The members have turned their skill at handmaking Arabic biscuits, ma’amoul, into a small business called Middle East Treats. Once in October 2020 and again in December 2020, the Butterflies joined forces with Caroline at Wolfstar PR to design a logo, flyers, and order […]

The Grow Together Girls SRG

The Grow Together Girls SRG is united by location, all members living in the same area of Leeds. Currently the Grow Together Girls are working on an eco-friendly enterprising venture- beeswax wraps, a reusable alternative to clingfilm, and homemade sugar scrub in recycled jars. The members hope to sell their homemade eco-conscious goods at local […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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