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Leeds Society and Culture

Armley Gaol - Leeds

Information about judicial executions performed between 1864 and 1961 at the prison.


Independent multi-purpose charity in Bramley, Leeds that provides specialist services to help people overcome a broad range of issues. https://www.facebook.com/BARCA-Leeds-193983970656480/ BARCALeeds

BBC Leeds - Leeds Leads The Way With Fairtrade

Article reporting on the council using Fairtrade products and encouraging businesses and individuals in the city to actively support the initiative.

Canopy Housing

Self-help, community housing project that enables homeless families to create quality, affordable homes from empty properties. CanopyHousing

Chapeltown Cohousing

Creating sustainable and affordable homes in Leeds. Transforming derelict land into a vibrant neighbourhood.

East Leeds History and Archaeology Society

Formed to explore and promote interest in the heritage of the area; with details of their lecture programme, publications, and and their heritage centre at Cross Gates Library.

Empty Homes Doctor

Supports owners of empty properties in Leeds to bring them back into use as decent homes.

Feel Good Factor

Aims to improve the health of people in the City of Leeds through access to opportunities for healthy living and promotion of physical and mental well being. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Feel-Good-Factor/159440087430211 fgfleeds


Charity that works with socially excluded people helping them to gain full independence in their local community. https://www.facebook.com/Foundationuk.org Foundation___

Frack Free Leeds

Group that campaigns to keep fracking out of Leeds and the wider area.

Friends of Beckett Street Cemetery

Presents an outline of the history of this cemetery, plus information on Friends' activities and events.

Friends of Leeds Kirkgate Market

A group for everyone who loves Kirkgate Market and wants to help preserve its unique character; includes background on the market, how to get involved, news, meetings, and contacts.

Gay Leeds

Guide to everything LGB&T in the city of Leeds covering news, gay bars, clubs, saunas, hotels, shopping and scene celebs. GayLeeds

Headingley Development Trust

Aims to promote and develop a sustainable community in Headingley; provides a guide to their projects and initiatives, farmers' market, enterprise and arts centre, with events diary, newsletters, and contacts.


Arts, enterprise and community centre in the middle of Headingley run by the community for the community. https://www.facebook.com/Headingley-HEART-312077954322/ HeadingleyHEART

The Kirkstall Councillors' Home Page

Provides news and resources about local issues in Kirkstall ward, with information and contacts for local councillors.

Kirkstall Online

A community site for the Kirkstall area, with news, campaigns, events diary, map, and a forum.

Leeds Action to Create Homes

Charitable organisation that refurbishes derelict and run-down houses in the Chapeltown, Harehills and Burley areas of Leeds. https://www.facebook.com/LatchLeeds LATCHLeeds

Leeds Anarchist Black Cross

Works to support class-struggle anarchist prisoners in the UK and worldwide; includes a guide to their activities, news, and contacts.

Leeds Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)

A group of real ale lovers; offers details of membership and events, newsletter, publications, campaigns, and a guide to brewing and beer in the area.

Leeds Citizens' Advice Bureau

Provides independent, confidential, and free advice and advocacy services, specialising on issues around benefits, debt, employment, housing, and mental health. Information about their services, policies, news, and volunteer opportunities.

Leeds Civic Trust

Aims to encourage interest in history, architecture, and planning of the city. Includes details of membership, events, activities, and publications, with a guide to some significant buildings.

Leeds Community Foundation

Charitable trust that works alongside people that want to help transform local communities. https://www.facebook.com/Leedscf LeedsCommFound

Leeds Forum

Discussion forum covering news, events and issues in Leeds.


Leeds and Yorkshire branch of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers. Includes details of membership and benefits, news, campaigns, and resources.

Leeds Pals Memorial at Colsterdale

Pictures of the memorial to the Leeds Pals near Masham in North Yorkshire.

The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society

Promotes the advancement of science, literature and the arts in the city. Includes membership details, publications, meetings programme, and annual reports.

Leeds Trades Union Council

Brings together local trade union branches to campaign around issues affecting working people in the workplace and community. Includes news and contacts.


A photographic archive of the city produced by the Leeds Library and Information Service, searchable by area, theme, and date; also offers virtual tours, and a collection of articles and resources.

Lineham Farm Children's Centre

Local charity which provides activity holidays for children in need of a break. Includes details of their programme, opportunities to support and make a donation, and location.

Meanwood Valley Partnership

Non-profit group with the aims to protect, conserve, enhance, maintain and use the Meanwood Valley in Leeds.


Car share scheme for friends (and friends of friends) where the costs and use of cars are shared collectively.

New Wortley Residents Action Group

Works to preserve amenities and improve the quality of life for local residents; includes local history, details of campaigns and community news, and contacts.

Ripon House Approved Premises

Provides structured accommodation for medium/high risk female offenders under the supervision of the Probation Service.

Secret Leeds

Investigates quirky and unusual aspects of the built environment of the city; includes a forum (with illustrated tours), and photo galleries.

St Anne's Community Services

Provides services for people who have experienced homelessness, problems with mental health or substance misuse, or who have a learning disability. Information about their services and facilities, job and volunteer vacancies, and contacts.

T4P - Together for Peace

Works with people and organisations across Leeds to strengthen communities and promote peace-making; includes details of projects and events, resources, and contacts.

The Thoresby Society

Historical society for Leeds and the surrounding area; includes their listing of excursions and meetings, membership details, library resources and publications, and a timeline.

TIDAL (Trade Injustice and Debt Action Leeds)

Local campaign on issues of global poverty, debt, trade, and climate change. Information about events, newsletters, associated groups, and contacts.

Voluntary Action - Leeds

The city's Council for Voluntary Service, providing support, services and advice to voluntary and community groups; includes a member listing, annual report, newsletter, and information on their projects.

Wade’s Charity

Originated in 1530 during the reign of Henry VIII when Thomas Wade left money in his will, which has since been added to by others, for the benefit of the people of Leeds.

Wharf Chambers

A bar and multi-use venue in the centre of Leeds run by a workers’ co-op in partnership with a members’ club.

Woodhouse Community Centre

Businesses, community groups and individuals from across Leeds use the centre as a place for teaching, networking, fitness, volunteering and bringing people together to transform neighbourhoods and businesses.

Yorkshire Widowed Social Group

Small friendly group which is run for all widowed people or for the surviving partner of any relationship.

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