…we are ASPIRING COMMUNITIES!
intr.v. as·pired, as·pir·ing, as·pires
1. Directing one’s hopes or ambitions towards becoming a specified type of person: an aspiring artist
com·mu·ni·ty n. pl. com·mu·ni·ties
1. Similarity or identity: a community of interests, sharing, participation, and fellowship.
2. Society as a whole; the public.
Aspiring Communities are a 100% charitable organisation with a difference, fully registered with the charities commission (registration number 1141103), operated with 100% volunteers and 0% administration costs, 100% of your donations are utilised for charitable purposes.
The main purpose and aims of the charity are to make local communities a better place to live and thrive within, recognising the diverse and differing needs of modern day society in terms of community cohesion and advancement, health/recreation facilities and multicultural/multifaith tolerance, our charity representatives operate on both a local and wider national basis.
However, through friendships and communication, we can learn from one another and enrich our knowledge and understanding without compromising on our own identities. Our projects aim to: Reduce and prevent religious based tensions, violence, fear and prejudice through increasing knowledge and understanding of other faiths and beliefs and thus learn to respect, trust and love each other. With a specific focus on improving the life opportunities, personal development, health and wellbeing of children, young people and community.
Partnerships & Testimonials
Individual Testimonial from Jeremy Morton, influential and well respected local resident, working in collaboration with Aspiring Communities.
“I have lived in Beeston for thirty years and been involved in many community projects such as Beeston Festival, Tiger11 and South Leeds Life. The key to a successful community is partnership, that’s why I welcome Aspiring Communities plans for a community centre where partners from different parts of the community can come together to make Beeston an even better place”.
Partner Testimonial, from Lutel Williams, Strategic Leader CYDC, focusing on youth skills training and development, a key initiative of the collaboration to improve local youth employment levels addressing one of the concerns from the local 2011 census.
“Chapeltown Youth Development Centre (CYDC) are committed to this partnership and will be a big part of the delivery once the centre is built, real community cohesion using many activities and learning devices will ensure the centre is second to none”
Agency Collaboration’s “Aspiring Communities are also proud and privileged to be working in association with local community development bodies including Together for Peace and the Salvation Army South Leeds Initiative”
Steering Committee Member, supporting Multi Faith activities, Honourable Rev Lindsey Pearson, Priest in charge of Beeston and Beeston Hill.
“I have moved back to Beeston recently and am keen to work with all the different parts of our diverse community. I welcome Aspiring Communities approach to working with us all, and look forward to working in partnership with them.”