OUR LEICESTER DAY is an idea about how we can get all the communities of Leicester to meet, mix and find out what is going on in the neighbourhood. It is a chance for clubs, societies, associations, charities and community groups to showcase their work, their services, and their needs. It is a chance for visitors to the Market to get involved with a local group, become a volunteer, join a club, discover new activities, perhaps find a new hobby. Above all it is a fun day for Leicester people to celebrate the community they live in and following the success of the first OUR LEICESTER DAY in September 2011, they have asked that we do it again - so Sunday 25th August 2013 it is - Be There!
You certainly can! there is a stage area, and you can register for some time to dance, sing, tell stories, act or anything else.
The event has been organised and supported by The RSA. The local group of RSA Fellows are working in collabaration with Voluntart Action Leicestershire & City Festival helpers this year, together with other volunteers who have given their time, energy and skill, to make this a great day.
Promoters will pay only £15.00 for a market stall.
Visitors are free!... and there are over 13,000 expected!
Not at all, this is for all of Leicester and Leicestershire and over half the Promoters who attended last year, provide services, have members, or volunteers, right across the City and County.
If it's a community business, a not for profit business or publicly subsidised then you are welcome as a an essential part of Leicester's community.
Yes, no problem.
A National Voice
An organisation run for and by young people who are, or have been, in care. Helping young people change the care system for the better, helping them speak up and influence decisions about the care system. Enabling young people to send out good messages about themselves and tackle any bad ones.
Action Deafness - HearNow Project
Raising awareness about hearing loss and offering services to people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities who have any kind of hearing loss.
Supporting parents and families of premature and poorly babies needing specialist neonatal care.
An open-access community choir singing beautiful songs from around the world, learned by ear, sung in many languages and creating joy through music. We love to share our music, sing at many events and welcome new singers at Saturday afternoon rehearsals at Soar Valley Music Centre, Claremont Street, Belgrave.
Changing Lives, Apex Works supports people looking for training and work through raising their aspirations to achieve their potential. A range of services in Leicester offer support for new skills, employability help and a variety of training courses which break down barriers and lead to employment.
A creative catering Social Enterprise supporting carers and people using mental health and and learning disability services. Providing good quality, home-made and seasonal catering, for meetings and events, enhanced by a range of entertainment.
Aspiro Opportunities Ltd is a not-for-profit social enterprise, working across the City and County providing employment information advice and support to adults with a lived experience of mental health problems or learning disabilities. Regular Employment Clinics are provided through Multis Access Centres (MACs), local community organisations and centres across the County. Personalised services are also provided to adults, purchased through their personal budgets.
B Squadron Royal Yeomanry
Offering training in leadership, driving, communications, and skills for individuals to support and augment the Regular Army on operations.
A supported workshop for adults with ill-health or who are long term unemployed. In a caring and inclusive environment, training is provided in carpentry, light engineering, textiles. recycling and office work. Employment skills are developed and courses are available in IT, English and Maths. Service users and volunteers refurbish and recycle donated items of baby equipment in the workshop for passing on to families on low income or benefits.
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
For People of all religions and cultures to explore their own spirituality and learn skills of reflection and meditation derived from Raja Yoga, helping develop inner calm, clear thinking and personal well-being. We work with local organisations, community groups, youth groups, prison outreach, social work and more...
British Red Cross
Helping people in crisis whoever they are, wherever they are, as part of a global, voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. Enabling vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities and when the crisis is over, helping them to recover and move on with their lives.
Community arts organisation in the heart of Leicester's Cultural Quarter, offering creative opportunities to young people of all ages from primary to further education, across Leicestershire, with workshops, projects and courses. Young people can participate in a range of performing arts and media activities including radio and film, giving them creative success through enterprise, and training.
Citizen's Advice Leicester
Providing advice and information to local people to help them to make choices about their lives. Areas of specialism include benefits, housing, employment, consumer and debt.
Citizens' Eye Community News Agency
A news gathering platform and website for community people in Leicester and Leicestershire to become'Citizen Reporters' covering current and relevant news for the third sector.
Co-operative & Social Enterprise Development Agency
CaSE-da supports the start up and development of co-operatives and social enterprises, through initial and ongoing advice, training, counselling, sourcing finance and ensuring suitable legal structures. Successes of the agency's work are a number of innovative businesses that have become mainstream in organic foods, food co-ops, childcare co-ops, environmental services, arts and leisure and homecare.
Coping with Cancer in Leicestershire & Rutland
Providing practical and emotional support to cancer patients, their families and carers. Even with over 120 volunteers delivering the service, there is still a critical need for more volunteers from the City, County and Rutland to meet the demand for support in our community.
DVIRP Domestic Violence Integrated Response Project
The local Domestic Violence Helpline Charity, hosting Independent Domestic Violence Advocates and Sexual Violence Advocates, supporting high risk victims of domestic abuse. Specialist training for professionals around the issue of domestic violence and sexual assault is undertaken and volunteers are also trained to support clients on the helpline and in publicity campaigns. The service also extends into workshops delivered throughout the community and schools.
English Community Group (Leicester)
Aiming to strengthen the community spirit and bond of the English Community in Leicester through improved knowledge of English history and nurturing a confident and positive English communal identity which will benefit all by creating a better understanding of the English in Leicester, whilst tackling discrimination and racism.
A friendly community choir who sing an eclectic mix of songs, meeting every Wednesday evening at Fosse Neighbourhood Centre during school term time. Concerts are staged throughout the year and the singers participate in many events such as 'Sing for Water'. HYPERLINK "http://www.fossesingers.co.uk/"
Supporting ex-offenders to improve their life chances in leading crime-free lives, with the added benefit of building safer communities, reducing crime, protecting the public and reducing the number of victims of crime. This is achieved through an holistic approach to working with offenders, breaking their cycle of re-offending and developing faith community involvement.
Offering a solution for busy companies and organisations that do not have the time or resources to find people who might benefit from their surplus goods. The website is designed to allow organisations to redirect surplus goods into their local communities through a network of bona fide charities and community groups, providing much needed resources and making a meaningful difference to the lives of vulnerable and isolated people
Groundwork Leicester and Leicestershire
An environmental regeneration charity that helps people and organisations to make changes in order to create better neighbourhoods, to build skills and job prospects and to live and work in a greener way. Our innovative approach creates opportunities for community participation, volunteering, youth inclusion, training and employment. Projects include conservation work, recycling business waste, cycling repairs and training, youth work and environmental education.
Harvey Ingram Volunteers
Proving support and voluntary services to a number of charities in Leicester and Leicestershire and seeking further opportunities to help the third sector.
A Leicester based, not-for-profit BME theatre company, specialising in bilingual theatre, thriving to engage, excite, excel and educate through vibrant fusion of dance, drama and music. Awarded a social enterprise mark in 2011, our next play TAJ, explores the history of the Taj Mahal, using elements of physical theatre, and is at Curve, Leicester on 15th-17th September continuing our run of exciting performances, overcoming barriers and covering a range of social and historical issues.
Helping people to cope with the devastating effects of an acquired brain injury. Supporting adults, their families, friends and carers, to come to terms with their changed lives; helping them to progress and move forward. Headway runs popular, highly regarded, day and outreach services across the City, County and Rutland.
Friendly amateur dramatic group in Knighton Fields Centre, Leicester. Performing one act plays, Christmas productions at the Guildhall, and committed to a programme of workshops, poetry and prose, skill sharing sessions, residential workshops and master classes.
Hope Against Cancer
Your local, cancer research charity, run with volunteers, raising money to fund, early stage, cutting edge cancer research that takes place in the University Hospitals of Leicester, and DeMonfort and Loughborough Universities. Local support for local research so that 'WHERE THERE'S HOPE THERE'S LIFE'.
Huncote Amateur Theatrical Society
HATS comprises two groups, adult and junior. Both groups perform separate plays, musicals and murder mysteries, coming together for the January pantomime. In addition work is undertaken with schools, and churches to promote a community ethos and raise money for local causes.
Arts and community organisation providing activities that include Gospel Singing, Workshops, Events and Performances.
Providing support, information and advice for people living with or affected by HIV. Working in partnership with others to promote positive sexual health, raising awareness about HIV and empowering those who are affected, to live save and fulfilling lives.
Learning for the Fourth Age
L4A recruits, trains and supports a network of volunteers to go into care settings and provide learning for the people who live there.
Leicester Adult Skills & Learning Service
Offering Adult Education opportunities to the people of Leicester for work, life and leisure
Leicester Charity Link
Helping over 5,000 vulnerable people and children each year throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who experience poverty, hardship and crisis. Basic items such as beds, cookers, clothing and, in emergencies, food are provided. Often, not expensive but truly life changing for those in need. For every £10 donated a further £50 can be raised from charitable trusts and each year £750,000 is spent in helping those in desperate need within our community.
Leicester Chinese Community Centre
Providing a Centre for local Chinese and affiliated groups including The Chinese School, Elderly Club, Malaysian Society and Kung Fu Club. The Centre provides advice, helping Chinese people with language difficulties to access, social services, obtain translation and interpreting services, obtain GP appointments, etc. Also public events are organised including festive celebrations, workshops, youth and elderly projects and also community learning classes.
Leicester City Council Recycling Team
Responsible for the promotion of local recycling including composting and reusable nappies and preparing for the launch on 17th October of a new City Recycling Scheme. The people of Leicester will be able to increase their recycling rate from 17th October through the 'orange bag system' that will add cardboard, mixed plastics, tins and cans, leading to less landfill reduced waste and an improved environment.
Leicester Civic Society
Saving Leicester's heritage, promoting the enhancement of the historic environment of the City, through the care for listed buildings and conservation areas. This also includes legally protected trees, historic parks and gardens, greenfield sites and public art. Campaigning to rescue and reuse heritage under threat and raising public awareness of the quality, beauty and value in the history of Leicester.
Leicester Council of Faiths
Working since 1986 to promote understanding and co-operation among the city's diverse faith communities and to encourage and enable them to make their distinctive contributions to the life of Leicester. Members currently include Baha'is, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Muslims, and Sikhs.
Leicester Drama Society
A not-for-profit society, with no public subsidy owning and operating The Little Theatre. Run by unpaid, amateur enthusiasts, working to professional standards, presenting a repertoire of plays throughout the year. There are two stages, main house and studio, the latter dedicated to innovative productions with adult and more challenging themes. Regular auditions are held for performers, opportunities are available those interested in backstage craft, in sound, lighting, wardrobe, properties and stage management. There is a lively Youth Theatre staging its own productions and regular workshops for developing skills in all aspects of drama.
Leicester Falcons American Football Team
Four different teams, 14-16, 16-19, adult and DeMontfort University, compete at national level and after winning the UK Division 2 title in 2009, the adult team will be competing in the Division 1 Final later this month. New players, fans and team officials, are always needed and welcomed - this could be you, come and see.
Leicester Fawcett Society
A new group planning to be involved in local campaigns for gender equality. Aims are to raise awareness of Fawcett Society, campaign and lobby to improve policy and services for women and girls and bring informed gender equality to local decision making bodies. Campaigns will focus on: the economy and disproportionate impact of cuts on women, democracy and political engagement, equal pay and violence against women and girls.
Leicester Rajkot Twinning Association
A voluntary organisation developing bonds between Leicester and Rajkot. Encouraging business, cultural, educational and artistic links between our two sister cities. A Twinning Agreement ensures exhanges and cooperation in areas of public, private, voluntary and community sectors which strengthen the deepening links and understanding between local people
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, volunteers at Leicester Samaritans offer confidential, emotional support to anyone in a crisis, who feels distressed or is perhaps thinking of taking his or her own life. Callers are given time and space to express their feelings, helped to explore their options and perhaps seek a way to face the future. Samaritans are not aligned to any religious or political persuasion, they listen, do not judge and do not offer advice.
Leicester Sea Cadets
A voluntary uniformed Youth Organisation and registered charity for 10-18 year olds. Based on the training and customs of the Royal Navy, developing confidence and self-discipline in young people.
Leicester Secular Society
The oldest secular society in the world, promoting secularism and freethought in Leicester for 160 years. Now offering great talks, musical events, outings and walks with good company and stimulating discussion. All this in a grade-two listed Secular Hall on Humberstone Gate, which has an open day on 11th September
A charity run by volunteers and supported by Leicester City Council, Highcross and Haymarket Shopping Centres, providing a free loan service of mobility equipment (scooters, powerchairs and wheelchairs) for use around the City. Equipment is purchased with money raised from donations and events and is available on a daily basis to those who have difficulty walking.
Leicester Sing for Water
A huge choir that gets together once a year to raise money for WaterAid, bringing sanitation, clean water and health education and relieving poverty in Ghana and Malawi. HYPERLINK "http://www.leicesterforwater.org.uk/"
Promoting local democracy by organising debates within the voluntary, public and private sectors. Engaging with all local communities including faith and ethnic groups, enabling them to have a voice in Leicester speaking about issues that concern them.
The Leicester branch of a national pro-life organisation raising awareness locally of issues surrounding abortion and euthanasia and reasserting the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the protection of care, before, as well as after birth and to defend human life generally. In addition SPUC assists in the welfare of mothers during pregnancy, giving them an alternative to abortion, with support from the time of conception up to, during and after birth.
Leicester Woodcraft Folk
A co-operative youth group working with children and young people to enpower them, educate for social change and span the world for friendship.
Leicestershire & Rutland Country Markets
Selling locally baked, preserved, grown and made products in community venues (village halls, church halls, etc.) around the County. All produce is made by members, using local ingredients where possible, displaying traditional skills, fine crafts and providing excellent value for money.
Leicestershire & Rutland Remap
Designers providing custom made aids for the disabled. Made to measure, without charge, when no suitable off the shelf product is available.
Leicestershire & Rutland Sport
The County Sport Partnership covers our local city and counties and actively supports partners to increase participation in sport and physical activity. Partners include National Governing Bodies of sport and their clubs, school sport partnershipa, local authorities, sport and leisure facilities, primary care trusts and many other sport and non-sporting organisations.
Leicestershire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Informing the public on nuclear questions (weapons and power), persuading policy-makers away from an addiction to nuclear and pressurising politicians to rid the world of nuclear weapons by international agreements. Currently seeking to persuade the UK government not to replace Trident and use the large sums involved more wisely. CND is also the largest 'peace movement' in the UK campaigning for world conflicts to be solved by negotiation not war. And CND are also the producers those terrific badges!
An organisation of local businesses that encourage and facilitate their employees to volunteer time in the community. This results in support for pupils in schools struggling with numeracy and literacy, providing support with employability and helping ex-offenders , the homeless and care leavers into work, training or education.
Leicestershire Education Business Company
LEBC creates and manages links between schools, colleges and companies, so that young people aged 5 - 19 learn more about business and the world of work. From visits to local businesses to guest speakers from industry coming into the classroom, LEBC aims to better prepare our future workforce. Find out how you can get involved and inspire tomorrow's business leaders.
Leicestershire MS Therapy Centre
A self financing charity with no government funding, operating as a drop-in for those with MS, their families, carers and friends and all with an interest in MS. Services include physiotherapy, reflexology, aromatherapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, yoga and a specialist MS nurse. Further services are now being extended to people with other conditions such as stroke and cancer.
Every few days in Leicestershire a baby is stillborn or dies soon after birth, leaving a family that is shell-shocked, distressed and isolated. This Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity, provides these families with support as long as they need, through meetings, email and telephone and invites them to services of Remembrance. Further improved quality of care is also achieved through bereavement care training and close working with healthcare professionals.
Providing an everyday adventure for young people aged 6 to 18 years, accomplished by a team of hard working volunteers that organise a wide range of indoor, outdoor and residential experiences, almost every day of the week!
An independent local charity providing palliative care and support to around 2,500 people each year in Leicestershire and Rutland. LOROS aims to enhance the quality of life for patients with terminal illnesses, giving them and their families that very special care, support and help during the final period of their lives. All services are provided free of charge thanks to the support of individuals, organisations and businesses in the local community.
A Leicestershire charity that supports local children and young people with disabilities, and their families. Activities include specialist nurseries, an outreach service in the community, a buddy scheme and two clubs that run on Saturday mornings.
Nagarjuna Buddhist Centre
Offering meditation classes and study programmes for Buddha's teaching. The Centre also has a World Peace Cafe
A voluntary organisation founded by disabled artists to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of visual and performing arts, through workshops, education,exhibitions and debate. Providing opportunities for adult creatives at craft fairs, art shows, vintage/retro days and culture clubs. Volunteering opportunities are arranged for to exhibit, educate, curate, staff galleries, shops or events in several locations.
Network for Change
Local voluntary organisation providing Supported Housing, Community Outreach and Rescource Centre activities to meet the needs of adults whose mental health problems have affected their quality of life. Focus is on recovery and person-centred approaches to enable wellbeing and potential.
New Parks Community Panel
A community group working to improve the lives of people living in New Parks. This is achieved by funding projects, arranging events, promoting organisations in the area and developing the skills of local residents who volunteer for a variety of activities.
Local charity providing accommodation and support for adults with long term mental health problems. Working with local housing associations to provide homes for 4 to 8 residents, with floating support to people in their own tenancies. All Service Users can be involved in varied social and activity programmes, including fitness, day-trips and a "Green Group"
Oadby Hillwalking Club
Travelling by coach each month to enjoy walks in hilly locations like the Peak District with choices to suit different abilities. Occasionally groups undertake tougher challenges including Snowdonia.
A musical festival with a DIFFERENCE. Local volunteers and musicians raising ££££s for Oxfam's "The System's Bust" campaign and East Africa Appeal. Love Music? - Get Involved! - Make a Difference!..........LOCAL MUSIC - GLOBAL IMPACT.
A Leicester community radio station.
'Pioneering Potential' by working within education, creative and cultural, sectors, providing opportunities, training and accredited courses, in a range of urban art forms, street sports and the media. The charity has a gallery to showcase artwork and enable network events for artists and craft makers, as well as creating volunteer opportunities in a variety of activities from education through to gallery management
A brilliant new fundraising card that helps promote local businesses whilst raising funds for charities, schools, sports clubs and other not-for-profit organisations. The Leicester South card is now complete with businesses and restaurants from Fosse Park, Stoneygate and Oadby, taking part and information is available on opportunities for raising funds.
Performing Arts Leicester (PAL)
PAL is a project set up by a group of performing arts venues, promoters and support organisations in Leicester to use performing arts to promote Leicester and Leicestershire. The programme is led by a Strategy Group from Curve, Peepul Centre, Embrace Arts, Big Difference Company and Creative Leicestershire. Any organisation promoting, producing , or supporting the performing arts is welcome to join.
A unique blend of Independent Film and Digital Arts. With two cinema screens and a micro cinema, this is the place to watch the very best films from around the world, from cult movies to the latest Indie gems. And more - a purpose built exhibition space, DMU Cube, which is an interactive digital arts space where poetry meets gaming, image meets sound and performance meets installation.
Red Leicester Choir
An open access community choir singing songs of protest and celebration from around the world in four part harmony. New members are welcome on Wednesday evenings at The Secular Hall, Humberstone Gate. HYPERLINK "http://redleicesterchoir.com/"
Red Ultimate Frisbee Club
A friendly Ultimate Frisbee team with regular training sessions, games and social events in the city. New players, regardless of sports experience, fitness, gender, age , race or background are assured of a warm welcome and some healthy fun.
Rotary Club of Launde Oadby
Meeting each Thursday for fellowship and the progression of projects involving service to the local community and beyond. Successes include the work in erradication of polio in the western world with continued progress elsewhere.
Rotary Club of Leicester
Part of a worldwide organisation with members serving society through their clubs with weekly meetings, networking with colleagues and developing voluntary activities. Members volunteer their skills to serve their communities, to help change lives locally, and as an organisation globally.
Rotary Club of Leicester Novus
A new exciting, dual-gender, mixed race, Club, with members from a wide business and community background of diverse ages (23 to 70).
Safeguarding Adults Unit
Providing information and support to vulnerable adults.
Based in Southfields Drive Community Centre, providing daycare for older people and seniors with dementia.
Saffron Acres Project
A 12 acre community food and environmental project in Leicester, working with volunteers, schools, colleges and local companies, to grow food and undertake environmental work. A huge range of fruit and vegetables are grown, including exotic crops from many different countries. Everyone can get involved with the project, no experience is necessary and there is always lots going on.
Saffron Neighbourhood Management Board
A resident led group working within the Saffron neighbourhood, choosing to make Saffron an even better community. Achieved by working together to maintain good quality, suitable, housing, in a pleasant environment, reducing crime, helping people feel safer, improve their fitness, lead healthier, longer, lives and support children and young people, and develop residents' skills and opportunities; all ensuring that Saffron is where people want to live.
Saffron Resource Centre
Providing a wide range of support services for residents of the Saffron, Eyres Monsell and Aylestone neighbourhoods, providing welfare rights advice, and advocacy, tenancy support, detached youth work, mobility scooter hire, sexual health and pregnancy counselling, specialist debt advice, family law, stop smoking support, special needs youth activities and career guidance.
A social gaming group that meets in the city centre every month to play a variety of multiplayer boardgames and card games, in a fun, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Games include Dominion, Fluxx, Munchkin, Settlers of Catan, Heroclix, Robo Rally and Warewolf, plus many more. New players and visitors welcome to join the fun and make new friends.
The leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind, providing expert advice, information and specialist services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. Support is also offered to people who have sensory impairments with additional disabilities.
International development and international volunteering in Africa and India. Currently recruiting 18-22 year olds to volunteer for 12 weeks in Africa or India, joining the ICS (International Citizen Service) Programme, working with local partner organisations. Most of the opportunities are working with marginalised young people.
Soar Valley Music Centre
Providing education, training and performance opportunities in music to people of all ages and backgrounds, particularly children and young people, providing them with routes into a variety of careers.
Sports Development Leicester City Council
The Sports Regeneration Team develop sport and physical activity within the city, enabling the public to access a variety of high quality services and in turn improve skills, health and fitness. This is achieved through specialised "Sports Development Groups" focusing on 14 key sports within the city, using sport as a tool for regenerating Leicester.
Spring to Action
Helping people start and run thriving and sustainable businesses in Leicester. This is a not-for-profit social enterprise that works on the ground with local people, making business startup a reality and supporting their companies to grow and prosper.
St John Ambulance
The nation's leading first aid charity, supplying first aid training and medical cover at community events across Leicestershire
St Philip's Centre
An interfaith charity with a superb track record of promoting positive community relations through dialogue groups, religion and belief training and education programmes, leadership programmes for young people and through charity and sports events.
Star Base Leicester
Leicester's Science Fiction and Fantasy group. If you are 16+ and prepared for fun, you will make new friends, enjoy new things and be welcomed by like-minded individuals. Monthly events include quiz's, construction nights, creative writing, gaming nights, etc, etc,. And don't forget the cinema invasions...........SBL has it all!
Storytelling in Leicestershire
Storytelling is one of the oldest art forms but there are few opportunities to experience it at first hand in Leicester or Leicestershire. We want to promote the activities of local storytelling groups and to bring them to the attention of a wider audience in the City and \county.
Takeover Radio Children's Media Trust
Training young people to produce and present radio programmes and other forma of media. Tune into 103.20 FM to hear Takeover Radio run by young people.
The Centre Project
Providing a meeting place for vulnerable and isolated people, enabling them to meet, make friends and benefit from the lunch time drop in where a friendly atmosphere aims at improving social skills, increasing self-esteem and self confidence. The Centre also runs Leicester Unaccompanied Child Initiative, which provides a youth-drop in, information, advocacy and educational support for unaccompanied asylum seeking young people in Leicester.
The Cooke e-Learning Foundation
Our charity works with priority groups and families from disadvantaged communities to improve their basic skills, build confidence and improve wellbeing. We aim to reduce digital and social exclusion by encouraging the use of computers and the internet to embrace the principles of lifelong learning. We strive to improve community cohesion by using technology to help people, mainly from ethnic minority communities, to improve their literacy skills and learn to speak English with confidence.
The Royal British Legion
Providing welfare to the whole Armed Forces family, serving ex-Service personnel and their dependents. In addition, campaigning on a range of issues affecting Services people and remaining the key custodians of Rememberance and of course, running the annual Poppy Appeal. The Royal British Legion is one of the UK's largest membership organisations.
Combining thought leadership with social innovation to further human progress. Building on a 250 year history as a beacon for enlightenment values, we undertake influential and varied research projects and host the UK’s most ambitious free lecture series. Our work is supported by 27,000 Fellows, an international network of influencers and innovators from every field and background.
The Samworth Enterprise Academy
University of Leicester
Delivering Higher Education and carrying out leading-edge research used to develop novel solutions benefiting the economy and society. Funds have been received to deliver a number of projects through partnerships with SMEs, including social enterprises and these are being promoted to Leicester residents and businesses.
A writing group which meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays each month in Leicester. Founded by members on creative writing courses at Vaughan College, the group have published two prize-winning anthologies.
The oldest and largest charity for victims of crime, their families and others affected, providing help and support in a way that best suits them. Victims are helped in coming to terms with what has happened, advised of their options and given practical support to move on with their lives. Support is also given to witnesses through the criminal justice system.
Vikings of Middle England
Recreating life in the Viking-Age to entertain and educate by performing combat displays and experimenting with Viking crafts such as blacksmithing and textiles. A family oriented group based in Leicester, accepting membership from anyone aged 18+, who travel the country to perform the setting up of a 'Living History' encampment at historical sites throughout the summer.
The local Charity for people with sight loss.
Voluntary Action Leicestershire
Helping people into volunteering, supporting community and voluntary groups to become more effective, influencing public policy and promoting volunteering opportunities and recruitment.
An exciting, interactive centre in Leicester offering schools a quality, high impact 'Learning for Life' resource for 10-11 year olds. This focuses on a series of interactive scenarios that provide settings in which young people learn about risk, peer pressure, safe decision making and personal responsibility
Wesley Hall Mammas
A Community project providing peri-natal and breastfeeding support and education to women and families in Spinney Hill, Evington, Highfields and beyond.
West Indian Senior Citizens Project
Providing a comprehensive, quality service for our valued African Caribbean and Dual Heritage Elders, enhancing their quality of life with activities including 5hrs Day Care, Lunch Club, free transport, Mobile Meals, Sitting Service and Carers Outreach support. And on the 11th in the Market you will be able to sample their fine Mobile Meals.
Refugee support network, offering hot traditional meals at Methodist Bishop Street, acting as a 'one stop shop' for Zimbabwean Asylum seekers and refugees, providing sign-post services and links between Leicestershire organisations and Zimbabwean groups.