Connecting Crossgates

Gathering people together for good in Crossgates & East Leeds.

Giving thanks: Significant grant funding afforded us many opportunities to develop our work in the community and respond to the pandemic including;

Children & Young People 

1to1, a new volunteer based telephone mentoring project for pupils struggling to transition to High School. Obtaining funding for IT equipment for John Smeaton Academy. Delivering free school meals parcels to isolating students.

Health & Well-being

Morethan, community cafe continued online but participants at our peer led mental health group struggled with technology. We distributed 30 grocery boxes through The Real Junk Food Project.

Exploring Faith & Spirituality

21 separate “Carols in Your Street” for 400 people in total with everyone safely socially distanced.

Pray for our Challenges & Hopes for 2021

Fundraising! Regular donors fund our development manager 5 hours per week. We have no other staff funding for 2021. We hope to expand all our groups and activities at the church hall to establish a regular daily presence in the community.