Become a supporter

One off




Our situation

This is a make or break year for us. Unfortunately, a few years ago our income dropped suddenly after one of our key sponsors had to cut a regular donation they had been giving us for many years. Since then we have been relying on our reserves to keep us going. However we only have one year of reserves left before we hit the bottom line of our reserves policy.

What we need

We need another £220 a month to break even. We are looking for new supporters to give a regular monthly donation to help us meet our deficit, so we can continue the important work we do. We are a very small organisation, with super low running costs, and a monthly donation of even £2 would make a really big difference to our financial health.

Why regular donations are so valuable

Regular donations from local people make a really big impact to our financial security, and gives us the autonomy and certainty to organise big things in Leeds. It means we are able to avoid spending our limited time searching for restrictive grant money, that is increasingly hard to come by.

How to donate

  1. Local Giving: This is our preferred method as donations given to us through our Local Giving page are also eligible for Gift Aid, which means that we receive an extra 25% on top of what you donate. Gift Aid is of no extra cost to you but the extra 25% significantly helps us.
  2. Direct Debit: Alternatively you can also set up a Direct Debit. Our Bank details are 50111444 (account number), 08-92-50 (sort code).
  3. Cheques: You are also very welcome to send one off donations as cheques - made payable to Leeds Tidal. Our address is Leeds Tidal, Old Bridge Street Church, Bridge street, LS2 7QZ.

Keeping in touch

We keep a small list of all the people who support us, so that once a year we send out a card and update on how we’ve been using your money. We would love to include you. If you feel able, please email or phone 0113 373 1752 with your name, postal address, email and phone number. Of course we won’t be offended if you’d prefer not to receive this update.

How we use your donations

Where will your money go?

Tidal is a local movement building organisation, made up of 1 co-ordinator working 2 days a week, 8 board members, 2 freelance workers working 1 day a week, and several dedicated volunteers. Here is a breakdown of how our coordinator time is spent:

How we are funded

The majority of our £10K annual income comes from regular givers and one-off donations, which covers some of our core running costs.

We also receive grant funding for specific projects such as our big gatherings, trainings and the Leeds for Change online-hub. We are extremely grateful to have received support in recent years from the following organisations:

  • Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust
  • Lipman-Miliband Trust
  • Gifting Leeds
  • Leeds Gifts with Grace
  • Social and Environmental Justice Action Network (SEnJA Net)
  • Leeds Inspired
  • LUSH
  • Leeds Area Quaker Meeting Fund