Developed activist skillshare network

A major project of the year was stepping up the hub website project, Leeds for Change. We widened the steering group, did 17 in-depth interviews with potential member organizations, and raised funds to build the website – with £3000 secured by Christmas. We also secured some one-off funding for the wonderful Claire to work one day a week for eight months to build a network for sharing activist skills in Leeds. She got started by meeting with lots of campaigning groups and individual activists, doing a survey of what people want and have, researching and developing ideas of how to share skills online, and ran a brilliant one day skillshare on solidarity activism.