about

Headingley Development Trust [HDT]

is a community benefit society and was founded in 2005.  It is a community business that relies on self-financing and has been going for 12 years with an excellent record of sound finances.

HDT delivers and brokers a range of initiatives, including:

  • Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre (HEART) opened in 2011 and set up by HDT, in the old primary school building. This was completely refurbished and extended. HEART’s vision is to create a vibrant and welcoming space for a wide range of people:
    • Rooms for hire, used by many different groups of people
    • A very busy events and exhibition programme
    • Pulse, a business co-working space
    • A lively café.

HEART is a true community business which runs without any grant support.

Read more about HEART

OR go to the HEART website

  • Headingley Farmers’ Market has been held every month for over eleven years, where people meet, linger and buy good quality, locally produced food.   Read More .   Or go to the Headingley Farmers’ Market website.
  • Headingley Homes aims to help to balance Headingley neighbourhood by providing affordable homes for people who want to put down roots here.  It owns one house and has several leased from public-spirited local owners.   Read more
  • Headingley Community Orchard group finds unused bits of land and plants fruit trees and bushes. It aims to improve the local environment, protect green spaces and help bio-diversity, involve local people and provide learning for new skills.   Read more
  • Headingley Cafe Scientifique  meets to hear about and debate ideas in science and technology through talks from local experts. All are welcome and meetings are on the second Monday of each month in the New Headingley Club.   Read more
  • TalkingHeads at HEART  is a monthly gathering which aims to stimulate, inform and enliven. Expert speakers introduce and host discussion on topics concerning culture, politics, economics or social issues and often aiming to set a national issue within a local context.   Read more
  • Table Tennis at HEART started in June 2015, with weekly sessions on Monday evenings. Players are aged 9 to 69 of all standards and new players are very welcome.   Read more on the HEART website.
  • Films at HEART organises a monthly programme of films, drawing on the best of contemporary, independent feature films and documentaries from European and World cinema. It works with local festivals and film-makers.   Read more
  • Promoting Headingley aims to celebrate Headingley as a desirable destination to current and prospective long-term residents and businesses. A printed map has been produced, and there is a great new website:   headingleyleeds.com.

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HDT has also worked with local businesses and helped set up the Natural Food Store on North Lane,
now a successful independent co-operative.   See the Natural Food Website

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Joining HDT shows your support for creating a sustainable community and allows us to do the work that is asked us from the community. If you have any ideas for projects that you would like to see HDT running in Headingley.

If you are interested in joining HDT please go to our membership page or contact membership@headingleydevelopmenttrust.org.uk.

HDT is a member of Locality and Co-operativesUK.

what's on

  • Café Scientifique

    Mon 10th December - Seasonal Science Bites.Visit page

  • Talking Heads

    Thurs 13th December - Restorative Practice in LeedsVisit page

  • Farmers Market

    Sat 8th DecemberVisit page

  • HEART

    Don't miss out on events, activities and room hire offers!Visit page

  • New Projects and Events

    Current HDT Events and ProjectsVisit page

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