South Leeds Life in numbers

South Leeds Life CIC has published its Annual Report for 2016/17 with details of the activities and finances of the not-for-profit company that publishes South Leeds Life.

The report was launched at our first Social Night on Friday 22 September. The report shows increased activity year on year and stronger finances.

Our sponsorship scheme, both for organisations and individual readers has been very successful in giving South Leeds Life a stable income.

The Board outlined their priorities for next year including encouraging more people to write for South Leeds Life. Watch out for new programme in 2018 to support new writers.

If you are interested in getting involved, as a writer, or in any other capacity please get in touch. Email: or phone 07894 583966.

You can download a copy of the full report here:  Annual Report 2016-17

The figures cover April 2016 to March 2017.

Numbers in brief:

  • 5,500        newspapers distributed per month
  • 200           pick up points in LS10 and LS11
  • 28,488      average website Page Views per month
  • 21,377      views ‘Beeston Primary School Evacuated’
  • 63.7%       articles viewed via SmartPhone
  • 52.6%       referrals to website from Facebook
  • 2,571        Page Likes on Facebook
  • 4,089        followers on Twitter
  • 109           people wrote articles for us

Finances 2016/17

Grants:                 £3,592             Printing:             £5,964
Sponsorship:       £4,431             Editorial fees:    £3,360
Advertising:         £5,035             Other:                    £708
Total income:    £13,058             Expenditure:   £10,032