Why do people support Trust Leeds?
“Trust Leeds has the potential to disrupt how finance is accessed by investing in financially excluded entrepreneurs at a very local, community level as we face into the economic challenges ahead, Trust Leeds’ business support and loans will be vital for those who want to follow their passion and start a business but have long felt locked out. Trust Leeds also provides a way for those wishing to help out to ensure their money is making a big difference. We’re proud to have this innovative model as part of the Responsible Finance membership.”
“I love to hear about the different people that Trust Leeds is supporting, and I’ve really enjoyed listening to the business pitches of members on the Be Your Own Boss programme: very impressive women working to create opportunities, income and self-esteem for themselves and their families.
I donate to Trust Leeds because I understand that they make lives better, and support people facing hardships to lift themselves up. I believe in the philanthropic foundation of Trust Leeds and I’m proud to support this hard-working social enterprise.”
I give my time and money to Trust Leeds for reasons of the head and the heart. I really appreciate that for every £1 Trust Leeds spends on its micro-finance activity, the social return on that investment is £13.20.
These values were generated through the CDFI Economic Impact Tool, developed by the Community Development Finance Association, and supported by Citi.
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.
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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?