WHO? WHAT? WHY?

The Kindness Revolution at #KinderLeeds aims to give people an experience of what a city of kindness, compassion and wellbeing could be like, and a glimpse into how things could be different for everyone, including those who are most often excluded.


Most of us can be at our best, creative, generous, courageous and productive selves when we feel we belong, feel safe and secure. Kindness, compassion and wellbeing build individual and organisational capability and care-ability by creating a supportive environment for a good life that everyone can and should be part of.

Kindness & Compassion are the ground in which wellbeing can flourish.

Join us if you would like to see a kinder world!

Festival Partners

Here at #KinderLeeds we welcome new partnerships with organisations who share our passion, values and vision.
Get in touch to become a #KinderLeeds partner.

We gratefully acknowledge the expertise, help and support of our all our partners in helping bring the vision of the Leeds Festival of Kindness, Compassion, and Wellbeing 2020 into reality:

Leeds City Council, Voluntary Action Leeds, Frameworks 4 Change, Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, Network of Wellbeing, The Heart Movement, The William Temple Foundation, Leeds Church Institute, Civil Society Alliance and Carnegie UK Trust, Caravan of Unity, HOPE Bereavement Support.

We acknowledge financial support from Awards For All, Leeds Community Foundation & The National Lottery Community Fund as well as all individual personal donations received. 

On our journey we also appreciate the cooperation and support of others from Leeds and wider including

Green Tree Films, Shine, MOMM World (Moments of Mass Mindfulness), Easier Inc, Respiratory Care Solutions, Compassionate Mental Health Community, Linda Allen (KindaListening) and Two Fifty Events Ltd.

Festival People

Core Team 2021

Angela Green (Chair of Compassion and Wellbeing 2020), David Midgley of Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, Josh Malkin of Network of Wellbeing, Gloria Kimberley (Festival Project Leader), Jeremy Cox of Easier Inc & Heather Kelland

Advisory Board

To be announced shortly.

Volunteer Team

We have an amazing team of
volunteers including…

Heather Kelland

Haley Eyre

Jeremy Cox

Sue Hall

Liz Hartley

Catarina Vianna

Caroline Newsome

Nick Cragg

Ansa Ahmed