Decision details

The Leeds Pledge to Strengthen Civil Society

Reference: D50353

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Director of Communities and Environment submitted a report which presented for the purposes of endorsement the ‘Leeds Pledge to Strengthen Civil Society’ which was the result of a cross sector co-production exercise, initiated and led by Leeds Third Sector Partnership.


By way of introduction to the submitted report, the Executive Member for Communities paid tribute to Pat Fairfax, Policy and Performance Manager – Third Sector,for the longstanding work she had undertaken with the Leeds Third Sector Partnership and the wider support which she had provided across the sector, as Pat was due to retire from the Council in the near future.


In addition, Chris Hollins, Chair of Third Sector Leeds and Deputy Chair of the Leeds Third Sector Partnership, was welcomed to the meeting, and he provided an overview of the collaborative work which had been undertaken across a range of partners throughout the development of the Pledge.


In response, Members welcomed the proposals detailed within the submitted report.



(a)  That the ‘Leeds Pledge to Strengthen Civil Society’ as detailed at  Appendix 1, together with the submitted covering report, be endorsed;


(b)  That the Executive Member for Communities, as Chair of the Third Sector Partnership be requested to invite the NHS, University and Third Sector colleagues to take the Pledge into their sectors and institutions and to seek their support and commitment to partnership working on this agenda;


(c)  That it be noted that the Director of Communities and Environment and the Chief Officer, Communities are the senior officers responsible for the Council’s oversight of the Pledge and its promotion and roll out.


Publication date: 28/11/2019

Date of decision: 25/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 25/11/2019 - Executive Board

Effective from: 05/12/2019

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