How can you help?

How can you help?

There are a variety of ways in which you can show your support to, and through, Trust Leeds. Thank you for helping under-served enterprising people and communities to grow their confidence and business ambitions.

Shopping SRG


Use your purchasing power for good and buy products and services from Trust Leeds’ self-reliant groups, Be Your Own Boss members, and borrowers. Our shop-front catalogues the variety of enterprises Trust Leeds has supported, and links you to them so you can buy direct from members.

Support the heart of Trust Leeds with a gift

  • £10 pays for a community Self-Reliant Group meeting that inspires members
  • £50 helps a new group develop their community or enterprising activity
  • £100 pays for a workshop coach on our Be Your Own Boss SRG programme
  • £1,000 provides micro-finance loans for enterprising people facing poverty, and makes you a Trust Leeds Investor


  • Trust Leeds Venture Philanthropists give £5,000 per year to underpin the micro-finance work of Trust Leeds

  • I love Trust Leeds is a ‘badge’ for businesses investing pro bono or cash support of £2,000 each year

  • Trust Leeds Investors give £1,000

  • Trust Leeds Supporters donate £10 per month/£120/equivalent per year



Share your skills & experiences to encourage others.

Most borrowers are self-employed/sole traders, and often appreciate support, encouragement and a listening ear to help them resolve challenges.

Informal, regular or ad hoc support champions business success

Tell us about the skills you’d like to pass on.



Introduce borrowers, or nurture new groups yourself.

Do you know people who want to learn more about how being part of Self-Reliant Group brings friendship, fun and a purpose?

Do you know someone who has a good business idea but who also faces poverty and financial exclusion?

Introduce us!

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