We are currently fundraising for our Leeds for Change project!
What is Leeds for Change?
Over the last 6 years Leeds for Change
has been connecting & resourcing change-makers in Leeds - through its Activist Calendar,
fortnightly Leeds activism digests of what’s going on, essential Groups Directory
and Activist Help Desk service
. Our website of Leeds activism tools gets used on average over 1000 times per month
. It amplifies the voices of over 180 local groups
working across 25 cause areas.
People have personally thanked Leeds for Change for helping them discover Leeds activism
, and some have said they’ve plugged into the Leeds scene faster than they ever could in other cities.
Unfortunately, funding for our wonderfully resourceful Leeds for Change project is coming to an end this December.
Without regular income for the project, Tidal will need to strip back the project to a bare minimum, impacting our movement as well as our financial security
. In the past we’ve received generous support from our funders the Seedbed Trust and the Scurrah Wainwright Charitable Trust. Whilst start-up funding is much easier to secure, it is incredibly hard to find long term funding for projects like ours that offer essential activist infrastructure and support. This is why we need your support…
Our target: £600 a monthWe need £600 a month to enable the project to continue.
We are looking for new supporters to give a regular monthly donation to help us meet our core costs, so we can carry on the work we do to support activism in Leeds. As such a small project even a monthly donation of £2 would make a really big difference to our capacity to continue!The difference this will make
Our amazing Leeds for Change coordinator Ai Van currently only works 4 hours a week
making the impossible possible! As well as covering our server costs and occasional web development
, your support will directly fund her wage, enabling her to;
How to donateLocal Giving
- Continue keeping our activism directory up to date,
- Sending our inspiring newsletter out twice a month to over 600 local people
- Deliver new events and 1-2-1 activist support
- Develop our support, tools, content and resources for changemakers in Leeds to thrive!
is our preferred method as donations given to us through our Local Giving page are also eligible for Gift Aid,
which means that we receive an extra 25% on top of what you donate
. Gift Aid is of no extra cost to you but the extra 25% significantly helps us. Alternatively you can also set up a Direct Debit. Our Bank details are 50111444 (account number), 08-92-50 (sort code).
Keeping in touch
We keep a small list of all the people who support us, so that once a year we send out a card and update on how we’ve been using your money. We would love to include you. If you’d like this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name and postal address. Of course we won’t be offended if you’d prefer not to receive this update.Tidal's wider work
Tidal supports social, economic and environmental justice activism in Leeds, in all its different forms. We believe that it's only with connected, effective and massive movements working from all these angles will we build a more just and sustainable world for everyone. Our work includes;
- Movement Building Gatherings and Events
- Supporting and incubating campaigns, currently Our Future Leeds
- Activist skills trainings and political education
- Leeds for Change Online hub for Change-makers