Feed Leeds AGM – Minutes and Slides

The AGM took place on the 25th of Jan. We are delighted to announce that Marie-Pierre Dupont from REAP Gardening Group (and formerly Back to Front) has joined the committee. Sonja, Rob and Tom have moved round one place, so now Sonja’s Treasurer again, Rob’s Secretary and Tom is doing a stint as Chair – with Pete remaining as Vice Chair. The rest of the committee remain the same. We also had uplifting updates from Grow to School, Plate 2 Plate Compost, Back to Front, Leeds Food Partnership, Growing Better, Leeds 2023, Chapel Allerton in Bloom, and Kirkstall Island Farm.

Download here18 01 25 Feed Leeds AGM Minutes and Slides.compressed


Funding Opportunity

Open to individuals working in the community and informal community groups with income under £2,500 in the past 12 months.

Our Micro Grants 2017/18 aim to support individuals and small informal groups who have found creative ways to improve the lives of people in most need in local communities in Leeds through activities that have low cost, are volunteer led and result in inspiring outcomes.

To apply you must be an individual, a community activist or social entrepreneur wanting to run activities in the community. We can also accept applications from informal groups with income of under £2,500 in the past 12 months or groups that are new to applying for funding.

Your activity needs to:

* be run by at least 3 people who are not related or living at the same address

* be community led i.e. local community members are involved.

* make good use of the resources available locally.

* be inclusive of all people in the community and have a clear wider community benefit.

* be based in Leeds and benefit residents of Leeds

What you can apply for:

You can apply for a wide range of activities and request support for items including volunteer expenses, publicity costs, equipment, room hire, materials for activities, etc.

How to apply:

Applications can be made by filling in the Micro Grants application form or by sending a short video that answers the questions in the form. There is no set deadline and you can apply at any time until the end of March 2018. Once you apply we aim to get back to you within 6 weeks with a decision.

For further information, criteria and get the application form, please visit:


Leeds Food Assembly’s nearly there..

Facebook-opening2There are at the minute 116 people signed up. The target is minimum 150-200 members to be able to prep/ plan the launch, so another 50 people will reach the bar, though the team are confident of reaching around 300. This can ensure a decent footfall and online orders within the first weeks/ months.

Leeds Food Assembly

In a nutshell

The Assembly is a weekly meet up between local food producers and local residents. Members pick up the food they’ve purchased on the website and chat/ spend some time with their neighbors, producers and the host. The goal of the Assembly is essentially to educate the locals on healthy food, knowing what they are eating and where it comes from, buying from and supporting the local producers and of course, doing something about climate change (not buying food coming over from abroad, supporting sustainable agriculture, reducing food waste…).

The Venue

Run by Dan Palmer,

The Grub & Grog at Sheaf St. Cafeteria

Address → 3 Sheaf Street, LS10 1HD, Leeds

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Growing Edibles and Farm Design

We have a couple of events coming up that we thought you might be interested in finding out about (click on the headings below to sign up) :

Growing Better Edibles

A 6-week course commencing Thursday 9th November

 Community Farm Design Session

Saturday 11th November 1pm-4pm

Both of these are being held at West Leeds Activity Centre, and we hope you can join us there and get involved in both learning and doing!

We’re always keen to hear from you, so if you have any ideas or suggestions on how we can grow better – please let us know !

Please feel  free to forward this message to anyone you know who may be interested. 

The Growing Better Team