Micro Grants Funding workshop on Mon 8th May

This workshop is part of a mentored developmental support program  provided by Migrant Community Network which will assist you access information & resources to apply for this fund.

Leeds Community Foundation has launched a new initiative for the city, The Leeds Fund. This shows our values and vision of creating a city of opportunity for all and will award small and large grants to reach communities across Leeds

The Micro Grants fund seeks to provide community grants that will support locally-based community activity across the city.

You can apply as an individual or a small group (income of the group must be under £5,000 per year).

You will know best what is needed in your community, but examples might include developing a new community garden; personal development workshops; skill development classes or activities that teach new skills and encourage independence and inter-generational   activities.

You must be based in Leeds and be benefiting Leeds residents.

You can apply for grants of up to £500

Fund Criteria
Applications must be able to show that they are addressing a specific need in the community. Applications are invited from individual people who are community activists / social entrepreneurs or groups with a turnover of under £5,000 looking to develop and / or implement ideas that benefit Leeds residents.

¨ Publicity, Capital (items such as equipment) and Revenue (running costs) projects will be considered

¨ The grants can be used to extend a current scheme / project or introduce a new idea / activity / pilot

¨ Applications should be for 50% – 100% of the overall project cost

¨ Organisations must be both based in Leeds and benefiting residents of Leeds You will know best what is needed in your community, but examples might include developing a new community garden; personal development workshops; skill development classes or activities that teach new skills and encourage independence; inter-generational activities.

We are not able to fund the following:

¨ Activities that promote political or religious beliefs or are sponsorship / fundraising events

¨ Groups or activity based outside Leeds

¨ Funding for activity that has already happened

¨ Private sector businesses or statutory organisations

¨ Activities that will only benefit one person, or a very small number of people

To join the workshop and get assistance with this fund:

Mon 8th May 2017

2pm — 5pm

Reginald Centre, Chapeltown Road, Leeds

Book your appointment with Shafique Sheikh, Lead Networker

07762 633432


Muslim Women’s Safeguarding Training @ Hamara Leeds


Pria Bhabra, Migrant Community Network Project Leader commented

It’s an excellent opportunity as it’s with a professional facilitator from outside Leeds.

The training course runs for one day per week over a six week period.

The delivery venues are:

  • Echo centre LS8 starting on the 7th February
  • Hamara Centre LS11 starting on the 19th February

For more information please contact:



FREE HALF DAY SEMINAR For Activists and Campaignersx

A seminar hosted by Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and Regional Asylum Activism. We are honored to have Carlos Saavedra from United States with us on the day to talk about his experiences of campaigning and activism for immigrants and its lessons for us in Yorkshire and Humberside.

For Activists and Campaigners
ST GEORGE’S CENTRE, Great George Street Leeds, LS1 3BR

Carlos Saavedra is the national coordinator of United We Dream, the largest Latino youth organisation representing undocumented young people in the United States. In the recent 2012 Presidential elections United We Dream, also known as the DREAMers, was credited with helping to force President Obama into signing an Executive Order to defer deportations and create a pathway to citizenship for young undocumented students.

Please note that this is a free seminar but you have to book your place in advance.

To book a place for this event, please email your name(s), organisation (if applicable) and contact details to
Kaveh Azarhoosh at yandh@regionalasylumactivism.org
by Monday 11th February 2012.
Unfortunately, we have to limit attendance to two people per organisation. Places
will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Travel expenses will be available to asylum seekers, if arranged in advanced.

If you have any question about this seminar please do not hesitate to contact us.

Maureen Grant
Development Officer
West Yorkshire Racial Justice Programme Yorkshire & Humber

Kaveh Azarhoosh
Regional Activism Coordinator
Asylum Activism

Healthy Living Training

The one day Healthy Living Training course has been developed to enable frontline workers to effectively deliver evidence based healthy lifestyles messages around food and physical activity. Each attendee will receive a training manual which includes a number of tools to support their personal delivery.

The course will be delivered by Leeds Community Health Care Dietetics, NHS Leeds Health Improvement Specialists and the Health Improvement Team at Leeds City Council.

The course runs from 9.30am – 4.00pm

The Course covers

–        Influence/beliefs

–        Eatwell plate

–        Food hygiene

–        Physical Activity

Aim: To increase understanding of the principles of healthy eating, safe food practices and the importance of being physically activity.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session you should be able to:

Describe how healthy choices could be made easier for individuals

Understand the components of the Eatwell plate and the evidence based healthy eating messages which should be promoted

List food hygiene good practices which should be promoted

Understand the consistent message around physical activity

Healthy Living Training poster

Steps to Settlement – RETAS


RETAS Based on Roundhay road have now opened for recruitment for their new Steps to Settlement programme – the first 10 week programme will be begin on Monday 24th of September. ThE programme is open to asylum seekers and refugees who have been in the UK less than 24 months. Food is provided and we are able to provide £2 travel expenses for each participant on each day.

Steps to Settlement:

–          will enable refugees living in Leeds to transition well from leaving the asylum system and to positively engage with mainstream UK society

–          involves fundamental steps towards successful integration and settlement in Leeds. The 10 week programme involves 20 refugees taking four steps: Sanctuary, Serenity, Skills and Settlement

–          Within each step a diverse range of compulsory modules will be delivered, focusing on english language, well-being, confidence building, digital learning, financially sustainable living and employability.

–          Takes place at RETAS on Mondays and Tuesdays – only 20 refugees are available for each programme, so bookings must be made first

–          There are 4 programmes (4x10weeks) between September 2012 and the end of July 2013

RETAS are looking for referrals and for partner organisations who would like to get involved. To book places or for further details please contact chrisbrooks@retasleeds.org.uk or any member of RETAS staff.

Direct (0113) 380 5632 Reception (0113) 380 5630