Support and Share

How you can share your expertise and support our work

Trust Leeds is a charity which helps people to lift themselves out of poverty by:

  1. providing small ethical personal loans for business purposes for enterprising people who are poor, who’ve been turned down by other loan providers, and whose family and friends can’t help; and
  2. nurturing Self-Reliant Groups (SRGs) which build skills, savings and enterprise-thinking in peer support groups in deprived communities across the city.
Together, we make a difference by helping enterprising people to help themselves Hope, start-up capital, support & advice for enterprising people

How can you help?

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Giving

Support the heart of Trust Leeds with a gift
  • £10 pays for a Self-Reliant Group meeting that inspires members
  • £100 a year makes you a member of the Trust Leeds Anniversary Supporters Club
  • £1,000 provides micro-finance loans for enterprising people facing poverty, and makes you a Trust Leeds Investor
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Lending

Invest in Trust Leeds so we can invest in enterprising people

We can also accept interest-free loans from people and businesses, and many lenders are eligible for tax relief.

This means we can lend-on to even more enterprising people and give a social return on investment to our investors.

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Mentoring

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.

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Facilitating

Introduce borrowers, or nurture new groups

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?

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Purchasing

Buy goods and services from Trust Leeds’ groups and borrowers

As the Trust Leeds family of self-reliant groups and business borrowers grows, we’ll feature their stories and their wares on our website.