Final week for Community Award entries

The deadline is looming fast for the St Luke’s CARES Community Awards. Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 28 February 2018.

We’ve already had some fantastic entries, but it’s not too late to submit your article and win some essential cash for your community group.

A community panel will choosing the best five entries in March which will then be put to the public vote at the charity shop in April 2018.

To enter all you’ll need to do is write an article for South Leeds Life. Keep the article to under 500 words and tell us:

  • About the project you want to nominate
  • What work it does in the local community
  • And how it would spend the cash!

St Luke’s CARES’ manager Jackson Turner said:

“We are really excited about the Community Awards. There are some great projects out there which we need to celebrate. And the best bit is you can spend the money on what your project wants and needs.”

First place wins £1,000, second place £750 and third place £250.

To enter the competition, all you need to do is send an article to South Leeds Life with a photo. You can use our Create an article for South Leeds Life page, or send an email to

All entries are being published online, so even if you don’t win you will get some publicity. The shortlisted projects will be featured in our April newspaper. The winners will be chosen by people voting at the shop in April. With the winners presented their awards in May 2018.

St Luke’s CARES charity shop on Dewsbury Road relies on donations from the public. If you want to donate furniture, white goods or household items just call (0113) 400 1182 or visit to find out more.

Here’s a quick reminder of the entries so far (just click to read their article):

Together With Tots

Hunslet Green Sports Club

Charlies-Angel-Centre Foundation

Groundwork Youth Enterprise Project


Crossroads Cooking Club

Beeston in Bloom

Holbeck in Bloom

Reetwirlers Majorettes

Friends of Middleton Park

South & East Foodbank

Asha Playscheme