Your Back Yard

Latest Projects

Feasibility Work for Windmill Hill

In October 2020, we were asked by the Windmill Hill Big Local to undertake a feasibility study into whether a renewable heating system or a community bike scheme could be potential major capital projects for Windmill Hill Big Local to pursue as part of their final plan.

Getting Active and Online

In August 2020, we received the funding from Awards for All to help get older people digitally literate and physically fit. We’ve got 10 tablets and 6 volunteers ready to get people online, plus a pool of instructors ready to offer everything from yoga to dance digitally.

Rudheath and Witton Together Big Local

In Autumn 2020, we were commissioned to help RWT write their final 5 community plan. Currently we’re compiling the data from our consultations and are nearly ready for round 2 of feedback!

Weekly Walking Football Sessions in Bramley

Time to Shine funded ‘Your Back Yard’ in September 2019 to run walking football sessions in partnership with Bramley Elderly Action. Since then, we’ve got an established team, the ‘Bramley Walking Wanderers’ and we have a great turn out every week!

Walking Sports Taster Sessions In Leeds

In Summer 2019, Sports England funded us to provide around 15 older people’s Neighbourhood Networks from across Leeds with sports taster sessions. Covid has stopped us (and everyone!) in our tracks a bit, but we can’t wait too offer the rest of the sessions, from rugby to tai chi.

Heights and Bawns

In Spring 2020, ‘Your Back Yard’ was commissioned to lead a project across the Heights and Bawns area to improve people’s physical health and well-being and to bring together people of all ages and sectors of the community.


Latest updates

Active Travel Schemes- A Help or Hindrance?
Active Travel Schemes- A Help or Hindrance?

The Active Travel Neighbourhood Scheme is having wooden planters pop up across Leeds. Residents didn’t have a say before they were put in, but what do they think now they are in place?

Getting Active and Online- Update!
Getting Active and Online- Update!

New exercise content for our channel, working around restrictions and other news.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need(ing Parks!)
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need(ing Parks!)

Move aside Maslow, there’s a new theory in town: a run down of why parks are important & what we’re doing at YBY to make the most of them.

COVID-19 Has Exposed and Amplified Existing Inequalities
COVID-19 Has Exposed and Amplified Existing Inequalities

It was a very interesting hour listening to experts from The Health Foundation discuss health inequality on Monday- at Your Back Yard we’ve got our ears on the ground to hear more from their inquiry…

Community Sport: Slimmer Waistlines, Fatter Wallets
Community Sport: Slimmer Waistlines, Fatter Wallets

Currently, society and the economy is trying to get back on its feet. But could physically getting on your feet be the answer to the financial and social strains?


What people are saying about us

“It was great fun day, and we enjoyed doing different activities in the park with our children. It gave us the opportunity to spend some quality time together, and have fun at the same time. All the activities were well planned and were very interactive.

Fathers of children from Brackenhill Primary School

“Tony has been an invaluable source of advice and energy in consulting with the community in Aberford as an integral part of developing our Master Plan. The work he has undertaken has meant we have been able to reach out to the whole community – adults, children, young people, businesses and community groups – in ways we simply do not have the skills to do ourselves.”

Parish Councillor and Chair of Aberford Master Plan Steering Group