See it in action! Find out more about the inspiring projects explained by the people behind them.

This is your opportunity to ask the people running these successful projects what you want to know, and discover the ins and outs of their fantastic work.

You can select which organisations to visit when you book your Convention ticket.

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Heartbreaking but inspiring to hear about the obstacles people working in their local communities overcome yet keep going!! #localchampions”
- Chance Glass H Trust

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Bramley fun bus – Community runs through it 

Discover community enterprises in an amazingly active part of Leeds. Hop on our learning bus and hear about inspiring community organisations Barca Leeds, Bramley Elderly Action and the Edwardian Bramley Baths.

Learn about the strong links between these three organisations, and how community engagement was and still is at the heart of the projects. Hop off at Bramley Baths and learn how they’ve gone from strength to strength thanks to great governance, marketing and a quirky edge. They should bottle that Bramley water!

Headingley Development Trust – A community doing it for itself 

Tues 12.15 – 14.45 FULLY BOOKED

Tues 14.45 – 16.45 FULLY BOOKED

For 14 years, Headingley Development Trust has blazed a trail as a wholly member-led organisation – responding to local needs and concerns whilst generating all its own income.

Their pioneering community share issue in 2008 led to the creation of Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre, HEART. Their 2018 issue, Headingley Investment Fund, has already enabled them to refinance HEART’s loans, reclaim a derelict house as an affordable home, and set up their latest venture, The Headingley Greengrocer. Come and find out how they’ve done it.

Holbeck Neighbourhood Plan – Shaping the future of the local area
Tues 12.15 – 14.45 FULLY BOOKED

Meet The Holbeck Neighbourhood Forum and a group of planners at Leeds City Council to visit some of the sites allocated in their neighbourhood plan. Then visit The Holbeck, the oldest social club in Britain, now run by local arts group Slung Low.

Hear and share some of the challenges and opportunities inner city neighbourhood forums face in producing a neighbourhood plan.

Canopy Housing – More than just a landlord 

Tues 12.15 – 14.45 FULLY BOOKED

Tues 14.45 – 16.45 FULLY BOOKED

Weds 10.30 – 12.15 FULLY BOOKED

For the last 20 years, Canopy have been renovating empty homes with volunteers and homeless people who then get to move into the homes they have helped bring back into use.

They train unemployed people in construction skills, create jobs, improve community cohesion and contribute to the regeneration of disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

East Street Arts – Artistic development, place-making and social change 

TUES 14.45 – 16.45 FULLY BOOKED

For 25 East Street Arts have created the space, time, resources and opportunities for artists and communities to be innovative and influential within the cities they inhabit. As a strategic agency for artistic development and social change, it is their ambition to demonstrate the culture-led development can provide a sustainable future for our cities.

The tour will include a visit to The Complex a 3.2 million unique portfolio which has been purchased and developed with a mix of grant and loan, offering a mix of Studios, Art Hostel, Arts & Tech Hub and residential living.

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