Your Back Yard

Latest Projects

Social Entrepreneurship Training

Throughout 2021, we will be providing training sessions for social entrepreneurs in the Wakefield area, covering everything from marketing to the legalities.

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.


Latest updates

Free Exercise Classes On Zoom
Free Exercise Classes On Zoom

In December and January, we’ll be hosting free online classes for older adults. Click to get the information and hop on a class.

How Small CICs and Big Unis Can Work Together
How Small CICs and Big Unis Can Work Together

6 years ago, we started working with Leeds Uni. We dive into how the relationship brings us both benefit, and question why more people aren’t making use of local academic institutions.

How Sports For Seniors Has Adapted Through Distance And Uncertainty
How Sports For Seniors Has Adapted Through Distance And Uncertainty

Pre-lockdown, we never expected to be Zooming our walking football team by the end of the year. Here’s how we did it, and how you can too.

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.


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