Third Sector Leeds

Third Sector Leeds (TSL) is an alliance that represents the third sector in Leeds.

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TSL consists of representatives from the city's third sector networks and forums, who work collaboratively to enable a third sector that keeps Leeds thriving.

Third Sector Leeds' mission is to provide a strong voice and powerful advocate for a dynamic sector that is responsive to the changing needs of the City, its communities, its hopes and its challenges.

TSL has a focus on sector strategy; representation of the sector; developing policy; organising sector wide events; promoting collaborative work and supporting Compact implementation. The Compact is an agreement between the public and third sectors in Leeds about how we choose to work together — a copy is available to download

How to get involved

There are a number of ways you can get involved in TSL:

Join the Assembly

The TSL Assembly is open to any third sector charity, group or organisation that is based or delivers services within the metropolitan boundaries of Leeds and wishes to contribute towards the delivery of the TSL Mission to have a "Third Sector that keeps Leeds thriving". The Assembly aims to work across the boundaries of public, private and third sector in the spirit of civic enterprise and the Compact for Leeds and will act as a point of accountability for advocacy, voice, influence and communication for the third sector in Leeds.

Join the Assembly using the online form

The current members of the TSL Assembly can be found in the downloadable document at the foot of the How does TSL Work? page.

Come to an open Forum

TSL holds two city-wide open forums each year which are open to anyone in the third sector – whether you are a volunteer, staff or board member. The Open Forums aim to bring together partners to discuss and agree action against current city-wide priorities and initiatives. The conversations are recorded and subsequent reports are made available.

Come to Third Sector Leeds Goes Local

TSL co-produces with Leeds City Council two locally based conversations each year in the three areas of the city, West North West, East North East and South East. These events aim to bring together local providers, to have local conversations with local leaders on local initiatives and also provide local networking opportunities, which link to the Community Committees and Area Leadership Teams.

Be a representative

Assembly members will have opportunities to become representatives on partnerships and boards across the city. Opportunities will be made available through membership bulletins and the Doing Good Leeds website.

Come to a Leadership Group meeting

You are welcome to observe TSL Leadership Group meetings although only members can vote. You must advise of your attendance prior to the meeting taking place.

Minutes of the last meeting of the Leadership Group can be found at the foot of the How does TSL Work? page.


Interested and want to know more? Get in touch!

For more details about TSL and how to get involved, contact Ann Crossland at Voluntary Action Leeds on 0113 297 7920 or email

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