Your support keeps us going

by HEART in Headingley in Leeds, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 6th August 2020 we successfully raised £1,856 with 53 supporters in 56 days

We are reopen and have made changes outside. With your continued support we can be an better place for everyone.

by HEART in Headingley in Leeds, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

The more we raise the further our plans can go; we would like to provide bike charging points and better outside PA equipment for gigs and events.

Your Support Keeps Us Going

It's not all about the money! Your support in your comments, and sharing what we do, and telling other people what we do, is hugely important. In every way your support keeps us going. We are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year and want to be here for our community for a long time and so we are thinking how we can plan for the future as well as dealing with the here and now.

From 12th April 2021, outdoor seating will be permitted under the current plans. So, in order to optimise our outside space and seat as many customers as possible regardless of the weather, we went ahead and constructed a new outdoor seating area. We know that the outside will remain the safest place for people and that's why we want to put our efforts - and any money that we now raise, into improving our outdoor space.

We plan to redevelop the car park into a space for users to sit and enjoy. Whether this is dining 'al fresco' watching gigs in the open air, being able to host 10th anniversary celebrations, or holding meetings in an inviting outside environment. What no amount of money can do is to guarantee the sunshine! However, with your support  we can sure we have permanent covered areas, encourage more cyclists with a bike shelter, improve seating, have new plants and trees, and a safe environment, free of cars.

We're always looking for ways to do better and in normal times, we were fast outgrowing the building with lots of activities and events. With financial support we for our plans we can also dedicate some space to 'growing our own' which can help reduce food miles in our cafe. Making more use of our outside area seems a great way to improve our facilities and to be a positive outcome from the long term difficulties caused by the Covid pandemic..

What is HEART?

HEART – Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre – is a community venture set up by the Headingley Development Trust in 2011. It occupies the former Primary School in the heart of Headingley.

What is our vision?

HEART’s vision is to create a vibrant and welcoming space for a wide range of people to meet, mix, work and play.

In the current situation we are trying to keep our community involved by providing social media content and hosting online events such as yoga, music and quizzes. 

Why do we need your help?

We are a social enterprise, not for profit and we get no external funding. Whilst we have the takeaway other parts of HEART remain closed so we are looking for ways of generating income both now and into the future. In the short term we need to continue to pay our bills, retain our staff, and ensure we have our building properly equipped and maintained, but we also want to make any visit to HEART the most enjoyable and safest it can be which is why we are asking again for your help.

How can you help?

If you can continue to support us through this period we'd be so grateful. It's not just about money - sharing what we do and talking to others about HEART is a great help too. But, if you are able to donate, whether it's £1 or £100, it all makes a difference to HEART and, as always, we promise to value every donation and ensure we use it to help HEART survive and thrive.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£3 or more

HEARTfelt thanks

If you've seen and enjoyed one of our online events or featured acts, why not donate in place of a ticket fee

£25 or more

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£25 Reward

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you by giving you one of our HEART mugs or reusable takeaway cups. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with 'coffee and cake' for two in our wonderful Assembly Bar + Kitchen. Valid for three months from when we open our doors again. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

Pledge £100 today and we'll invite you and a friend to have a meal on us in our fabulous Assembly Bar + Kitchen. *Combined value up to £25 PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

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