Deadline 31 October 2023. Express your interest in becoming a Welcome Space by completing the online form: Welcome Space Expression of Interest form

As in previous years, Voluntary Action Leeds, Leeds City Council and Leeds Community Anchor Network are working together to develop a citywide network of Welcome Spaces which will provide places for people to come together, keep warm, and make connections through the winter months.

Last year over 120 voluntary and faith-based organisations stepped forward to become part of the network, with the busiest months seeing over 12,000 recorded visits to spaces across Leeds. Feedback shows that in these spaces people made new friends or tried out new activities and were directed towards services that could support them.

Leeds Community Anchor Network and VAL are now seeking Expressions of Interest for 2023/24, for not for profit and faith-based organisations to once again provide a safe, warm and welcoming space for your local communities.

Please read their guidance on becoming a Welcome Space here: Welcome Space Guidance.