We work with communities in the North of England to help create places to be proud of.

Our priorities:

Working with the bottom 20% according to the UK Index of Deprivation.
Improving facilities in those communities.
Promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Increasing life chances.

Why? Because we believe everyone deserves to live in a good area with good opportunities.

What we do:

  • Improving parks and play areas
  • Support for community buildings
  • Help for sports clubs
  • Support for community groups
  • Community action planning
  • Support for neighbourhood planning

In everything that we do, it’s important to us that what we do in this community is led, meaning that the needs of the people we work with is at the heart of our action. After our work, we want benefits to continue. That’s why we build training, volunteering and job opportunities into projects were we can. After project completion, we keep in touch and provide ongoing support as much as we can to ensure local people are benefited in the way they are supposed to be.

Our Team:

Tony Mullin
Director
Tony has 20 years of regeneration experience working for various local authorities and regeneration partnerships in the north of England.
Abi Hart
Research and Community Liaison Officer
Abi is an undergraduate Psychology student from the University of Leeds undertaking a year in industry. Interested in mental health, well-being and social research.
Sydney O'Connor
Research and Community Liaison Officer
Sydney is an undergraduate student studying management and marketing at the University of Leeds. She is particularly passionate about using the principles of business to create social and environmental value.
Robin Beveridge
The Board
Robin has over 20 years experience of regeneration in the North East of England.
Taiba Yasseen
The Board
Taiba is an advocate for charitable and community causes who has been Chief Executive of two organisations covering Equalities and the Arts. She is a specialist on community engagement and citizenship, and a champion for fairness and justice, recently working nationally with the DWP. Taiba is also a playwright, director and actor who has toured three plays nationally to promote better cultural understanding. Taiba also advised and worked on the award winning Channel 4 series “Make Bradford British”.
Jo Ellis
Associate
Jo is a qualified Town Planner, with almost two decades’ experience in community development, regeneration and environmental protection.
Amelia Robson
Associate
Amelia is a second year student studying human geography and planning at Leeds Beckett University. She particularly enjoys the planning and community involvement side of the course and has been nominated for the ‘Women in Property’ award.
Anna Laing
Associate
Anna is a postdoctoral Research Fellow at Northumbria University, researching and developing an employability strategy for geography graduates.
Elena Horton
Elena is a sociology and social policy student in the final year of her undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds. She is particularly interested in social problems and inequality at a community based level.
Taiba Yasseen
Associate
Taiba is an advocate for charitable and community causes who has been Chief Executive of two organisations covering Equalities and the Arts. She is a specialist on community engagement and citizenship, and a champion for fairness and justice, recently working nationally with the DWP. Taiba is also a playwright, director and actor who has toured three plays nationally to promote better cultural understanding. Taiba also advised and worked on the award winning Channel 4 series “Make Bradford British”.

How to find us:

Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre (HEART)
Bennett Road
Headingley
Leeds
LS6 3HN

Telephone: 0113 229 0260

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