Who We Are


Our charity helps people from the most deprived areas in Leeds where poverty is entrenched. Many have barriers which prevent them from participating equally in society.


We help adults, young people, families, single parents, children and members of the BAME community.  From our latest client assessments; 70% of those we help are long-term unemployed, 32% have mental health problems, 82% have low skills and 60% speak little or no English when they come to us for support.  


We also support local children and young people through our Let’s ReaProgramme helping to increase their literacy and language skills and through our 2<Way>Street Programmeinvolving them in making East Leeds a cleaner, greener space to live.  

Our Team

Our Aims

  • To provide learning opportunities for disadvantaged learners
  • To increase life chances, aspirations and choices of children, young people and adults
  • To contribute to raising attainment in inner-city schools
  • To improve access and progression through education, training, employment and volunteering
  • To support cohesion and integration in local communities
  • To improve outcomes through new and effective business partnerships

Our History

Learning Partnerships was established in 1991 as a registered charity called Leeds Education 2000. It’s aim was to research, design, deliver and evaluate innovative learning opportunities in inner-city schools that fell within the lowest 20% of the most deprived areas nationally.

Our Partners

Thanks to our partners, their involvement helps us to continue offering learning, skills and personal development opportunities to those in need across the most disadvantaged areas of Leeds.

Our Funders

We simply couldn’t do the inspiring work that we do without the goodwill and financial support from various funding streams. We are extremely grateful to all our supporters, funders and partners.

Our Trustees

Our fantastic Trustees, many longstanding, provide invaluable support, expertise and dedication to the cause.