Campaign Support

What We Offer

Building effective campaigns and groups can be really challenging, and a difficult process to start. We’re here to help you build sustainable campaigns and hit the ground running by providing locally-rooted long term support, infrastructure, and resources.

Workshops

We prefer to design bespoke workshops around the groups needs. Here are a few examples of sessions we could run with your group:

  • Strategy part 1: Defining group purpose 
  • Strategy part 2: Defining group values and principles
  • Strategy part 3: Testing and embedding campaign strategy
  • Defining group structure and decision making
  • Growing, absorbing and retaining new people
  • Creating a fundraising strategy
  • Anti-oppression part 1: Exploring group dynamics & power 
  • Anti-oppression part 2: Introduction to building solidarity 

If you would like to discuss an idea or request support for your group get in touch with maia.kelly@leedstidal.org

Project Incubation

Grassroots groups often struggle  to apply for the funding they need to increase their impact. This regularly bottlenecks campaigns from capitalising on key political moments. We also offer more long-term support and project incubation to help new or existing groups increase their capacity.  Please read our Campaign Support Offer to find out more about how it works and our eligibility criteria.

If this sounds like something your project needs get in touch with maia.kelly@leedstidal.org to discuss your idea.

Online Tools

Here's some of our handy online tools and resources to support your activism and campaigning:

 

Promote your events

Leeds for Change is a platform we’ve built to help promote your events and actions. Follow the button below to see Leeds’ Activist Calendar and the registration page to promote your events.

Activist calendar

Find out where to go to get involved in making change in Leeds with the Leeds for Change activist calendar.

Venue finder

Use our Leeds for Change Venue finder tool to locate the best place to hold your meetings and events.

Media & press contacts

We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of local, regional and national media and press contacts for you to send your press releases to.

If you’d like some tips and advice on how to write press releases, pitch stories, build relationships with journalists and communicate your messages effectively email maia.kelly@leedstidal.org

Access & inclusion guide

We’ve made an easy-to-use Access and Inclusion Guide to help ensure everyone feels comfortable and able to engage in your events and actions.

Resources

Check out our Leeds for Change resources page to find recommended resources for change-making.

Campaign Support in Action

Our Future Leeds Casestudy

Since June, 2019, Tidal has been actively supporting Our Future Leeds (OFL). OFL was originally started as a response to the Leeds City Council’s Climate Emergency Declaration, which has the aim of getting Leeds to be carbon neutral by 2030. OFL’s goal is to build a people-powered movement to create a sustainable, liveable, safe and socially just Leeds by 2030.

Our Future Leeds is based on four core activities:

  • Developing a climate emergency response plan for Leeds,
  • Bringing together groups from across the movement at city-wide roundtables and assemblies,
  • Establishing a network of climate emergency hubs across the city
  • Running campaigns on key transition sectors, such as education, transport & food.

You can read more about OFL on their website www.ourfutureleeds.org

Tidal has been supporting OFL to strategise how to achieve their ambitions and plans. In particular Tidal has been helping to facilitate conversations around identity, purpose, principles, as well as writing funding bids to help bring the project's vision of a Leeds Climate Emergency Hub to life. We have secured funding from the charitable foundation Polden Puckham that will support an OFL worker, and have recently submitted a partnership bid to the Lottery’s Climate Action Fund for further campaigning roles in the movement.

Other Group's We've Supported

Over the years we’ve helped to launch and develop many powerful global justice campaigns and groups including:

  • Stop Climate Chaos Leeds
  • No Leeds Bradford Airport Expansion Campaign
  • Leeds Fuel Poverty Action, Leeds Citizens
  • Leeds for Change
  • Leeds Skillshare Network
  • Leeds Community Energy
  • Zero Carbon Yorkshire
  • Frack Free Knostrop
  • Healthy Air Leeds