A warm welcome to Better Leeds Communities

We are Better Leeds Communities (BLC) and we aim to make Leeds a better place to live for everyone in the city's communities. We do this by delivering a range of services across the city from advice, activities, courses, volunteering and venue hire.

Our mission is to create opportunities that enable people in Leeds to achieve their potential by raising aspirations, removing barriers and developing abilities that lead to a better life.

This website will tell you who we are, what we do and how you can get involved or find out more.

We know what we're talking about… established in 1983, we're a charity with a strong track record of delivering top-quality community projects in Leeds.

Our strength is in project management and many of our staff are professionally qualified with skills as well as experience in each of our service areas.

We're passionate about our people… and we're experts in community engagement. We use innovation and activities like volunteering and free outdoor play to offer opportunities to some of the hardest to reach and most marginalised communities.

We have specialist facilities for hire… alongside citywide services our purpose-built centre provides a venue for community activities, training and events. We offer an open door to anyone who needs our space or services.

Better Leeds Communities aim to:

  • Improve employability
  • Provide sustained support to families
  • Reduce child poverty