Forum Central and Third Sector Leeds have been working the Conservation Volunteers (TCV) and Groundwork to establish a third sector led network of organisations whose work is focused around outdoor spaces and outdoor activities.

The new network, called Green, Active Provider (GAP) was formed following a recognition that third sector organsations operating in outdoor spaces in Leeds are delivering a broad range of activities which help tackle health inequalities; but there is limited opportunity to coordinate that broad offer with the established health and care system.

The network consists of organisations, large and small, delivering a broad array of work including outdoor pursuits such as walking, running and cycling; food sustainability and climate change or environmental activism.

The first meeting of the network took place on 05 May 2021, and consisted of presentations from Groundwork, TCV, Linking Leeds and key system partners. You can access the summary report from the event here.

The network will now deliver quarterly meetings around key priorities identified by members.

Network meeting notes: 06 Jan 2022
Workshop summary: 05 May 2021