RSA Engage is a series of events providing a platform for Fellows to connect with each other, whilst exploring how you can support the RSA and participate as a Fellow.
Through short pitches, each event showcases the achievements of those who are turning their ideas into action with a “call out” for the audience to share their skills and support. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or to get involved with local, early stage projects designed to address social challenges, this is an opportunity to engage with the Fellows behind the ideas.
Meet local Fellows and RSA staff
Through facilitated networking, the evening presents an opportunity to make new connections and spark collaboration within the Fellowship, whilst finding out more about activity in your local area.
This will be an interactive, standing event, though limited seating may be available. Nibbles and drinks will be available on arrival. These Fellowship events are free to attend, but due to their popularity we ask that you please register in advance by following the ‘Book Now’ link at the top of this page.
We welcome non-Fellows who support the work of the RSA and are interested in finding out more information.
If you have any questions, please contact Rich Pickford: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ, UK
RSA Fellowship Market Towns Initiative
The report exploring how market towns can fit into the Northern Powerhouse project focuses on how developing new ways of working, which make more effective use of skills, is key not only to increasing productivity, but strengthening community capital, improving personal health, wealth and prosperity and reducing environmental impact.
Leeds Community Homes
The lack of affordable, environmentally sustainable homes to rent or buy. People are finding it increasingly difficult to afford a decent place to live - whilst our housing has a big impact on the environmental sustainability of our city. To be "the best city" that needs to change.
Malcolm the Weaver
Education in the craft of textiles, working with The Society of Dyers and Colourists, conducting training sessions in local Primary schools, getting weaving back on to the syllabus, and encouraging children to appreciate the art of textiles. The children today are the young managers in 20 years time.
The Leeds Fund
The Leeds Fund will provide grants in two areas; grassroots community projects tackling issues in the heart of their own communities - youth activities, tackling social isolation, improving the physical space; and an annual strategic theme, which this year is mental health which affects 1 in 4 people.
Through Dotforge Impact we focus on the following areas: Health and wellbeing, agriculture management and supply chains, energy and sustainable energy sources, financial services for the unbanked, social services and support for the third sector.
Centre for Enterprise and Social Innovation
Supporting small startups, creatives, innovators and freelancers to become more sustainable through collaboration which will increase (self)employment. We are looking at providing a space the will allow an alternative paradigm of enterprise and innovation flourish, one that is conscious of the social and environmental as well as the economic.
Project HE:RO addresses a number of social challenges including educational inequality, childhood inactivity, rising obesity levels and youth unemployment. All of these issues are important because of the financial impact to the UK economy of not addressing them in an upstream and preventative manner.