Following on from a successful planning in-person event in May, The Advonet Group
and Leeds Advocacy Network will be running a follow-up online event to officially
launch the Advocacy Development Fund this July.

The aim is to let interested groups know about the Fund, led by the Leeds Advocacy
Network. Its main goal is to boost advocacy across Leeds, reaching communities
who have found it harder than most to have their voices heard.
Grants awarded from the fund are for groups in Leeds who want to help build up
advocacy work for the people and communities they serve. The purpose of the fund
is to help The Advonet Group deliver its vision of using advocacy to help people
come in from the margins.

They will be offering grants of between £500 and £10,000 for any community
groups in Leeds interested in applying. At the online event, they will have
information on how to apply for funding.

Since last month’s event, they have used the feedback we gathered to help them
determine awards criteria and priorities. They will create a simple application
process, put together a support offer both for applicants and for those who receive
awards. They will be explaining all of these on the day.

Come and find out:
What the fund can be used for
Who can apply for a grant
How you apply

The event is online on Wednesday 20th July from 1pm-3pm on Zoom. Click here to register. If you have
any questions about it or the fund, please email Bushra Javed, Self-Advocacy
Manager at [email protected].