support your local


A collection of amazing independent cafes, restaurants and local businesses right here in our community. Help support them by grabbing a gift card for their amazing services. Your kindness keeps them in business plus you have a treat to look forward to. Win-win.

Local Business Gallery

Independent Leeds Directory

Your little black book to independents - updated and virtual for easy browsing!

Independent Life have created local guides for towns around Yorkshire so take a look in your city! Businesses can also sign up for a listing at no cost!


Leeds Indie Food

Leeds Indie Food is keeping a fantastic directory of local restaurants, cafes and bars and how you can support them so please check out their website.

Many are still doing takeaway and deliveries to help with all your meal needs. Look at the Leeds Indie Food Instagram channel for the latest updates.



Looking for a way to use your skills whilst on furlough? Charities need your help. You can start with as little as 3 hours a week.


Follow @BigThanksLeeds on Twitter to thank the superstars in the community making you feel safe and connected. Want to express some gratitude? Tweet it:


Follow the #TogetherLeeds hashtag on Twitter to find areas where you can volunteer.
Have a volunteer opportunity? Tweet it:

Want to submit your favourite local business to the directory? You can do that here.

Other Ways to help

Made with ๐Ÿ’› by Leeds Digital Drinks for our local community

Local Good News

Get inspired with good news stories from around Leeds.


Fred Aldous LTD

Still taking online orders for all your art needs.

Welcome Skate Shop

Selling fresh threads and hats for your hair once it could use a trim. Free UK shipping on all orders.

Colours May Vary

Keeping you well stocked up on reading material with free postage over ยฃ25. You can also donate directly to their Ko-Fi account.

The Yummy Yank

Authentic American desserts with a signature twist. Sweeten up someone's day with a selection of cakes, brownies or loaves.

Frankly Delicious

Artisan chocolates crafted right here in Leeds to say 'thank you' to a special someone.


Calm Collective

Calm Collective offers online yoga classes for groups, workplaces and 1-1 live streams.

Yoga Hero

Yoga Hero still have a variety of options for practicing at home including Instagram live streams.

Chapiteau Massage Therapy

Chapiteau and thier products can bring some extra relief during stressful times. Massage vouchers, massage oils, sleep oils and muscle and joint rescue creams are still available. Contact Dalia for more details.


North Brewing Co

Gift cards, merch and take out beers still available for purchase for virtual happy hours.

Lazy Lounge

Gin, whisky and win tasting vouchers on offer for when things all settle down.

Creative & Digital Agencies

Sheaf St.

Sheaf St. have closed their doors for now but have set up multiple ways to keep supporting thier creative community. Visit their Go Fund Me page to donate directly or follow their Instagram page for contests and tips.

Made in Leeds Podcasts

Tune in from the comfort of your own home to a selection of independent podcasts produced right here in Leeds.

Callum Ronan Creative

Looking to get some insider tips to creating your own podcast at home? They offer group and 1 to 1 sessions for your workforce teaching them how to create a podcast from planning to publishing and best practice when coming to editing.

The Digital Charity

The Digital Charity will give you the tools and confidence you need to tap into the knowledge and enthusiasm you have for your work, and apply it to your digital comms in ways you never thought possible. From website development to database configuration, from social media marketing to SEO; this book is here to offer you practical, expert advice in plain English.

Leeds Playhouse

Help them to continue to be an outstanding place to enjoy theatre in Leeds. Become a Playhouse Patron for as little as ยฃ4 per month.

Molly Pukes

Let Molly bring you and a loved one together, even while you're physically apart, with her bright and bold custom cartoons.

The Bowery

Creative workspace, cafe and art gallery all in one, they are offering flexible gift vouchers good for the cafe, courses or workshops.

Edna App

Perfect for parents! Let Edna help with homeschooling! It's a simple, fun online learning journal so your kids stay engaged and productive while they're studying from home.

Made with ๐Ÿ’› by Leeds Digital Drinks for our local community

support your local


โœจ Good News! โœจ

We love it when we bring out the best in eachother. Here is a collection of lovely stories and posts about local neighbours supporting neighbours, critical workers and their communities. #togetherLeeds #BigThanksLeeds

Made with ๐Ÿ’› by Leeds Digital Drinks for our local community