Rock Against Racism 1981

Leeds Civic Trust Community Heritage Fund.

What are the stories of Leeds still to be told? Which stories have been forgotten over time? What are the key moments that shaped our city? 

In partnership with Leeds Community Foundation – Leeds Civic Trust is here to support you in revealing the untold stories of Leeds. 

We are looking to help tell the story of individuals, organisations, movements, and subcultures. wild cards, trail blazers, innovators and change makers, because our city’s heritage isn’t just about bricks and mortar, it’s about defining moments in its history.

This is the first year of the fund – We have grants available between 10k and 20k and these are to help support communities over 2 years to explore, share and celebrate these stories.

We are particularly keen to learn about histories and heritage that might be considered ‘hidden’ or not widely known, and we encourage applications from organisations and communities that may not have engaged with Leeds Civic Trust before. 

If you aren’t sure if you fit the brief just send us a message and we will help guide you in the right direction. 

The deadline to apply is 01/11/2021 at 12noon. Funding will be awarded in late December 2021.

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The Image featured shows the poster for the 1981 Rock Against Racism gig held in Potternewton Park. Rock Against Racism (RAR) was the umbrella name for a series of concerts aimed at combating racism in 1970s Britain. Organised by Paul Furness, the initial Leeds RAR performances took place in a prefab building behind Leeds Polytechnic, before relocating to a venue in Chapeltown. The festival was held in Potternewton Park, Chapel Allerton. 

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