Together For Peace
Together for Peace (T4P) is a small charity with a big vision and big reach. Its deliberately small team work with a wide range of people across Leeds and beyond – to develop and support cooperative projects that strengthen communities, deepen intercultural understanding, and promote peace-making in all aspects of life and society.
Every piece of work we do is in partnership with others. We enable people to make connections around shared values, then help turn visions and ideas into positive action. Working from grassroots to government, we catalyse initiatives, broker partnerships, and co-host a range of dialogue, learning and creative events.
In this way, T4P has - since founding in 2002 - co-developed more than 150 projects and events, including… the annual 'Planet Leeds' street festival; the ‘In One City’ programme of films; the Leeds Summat gathering in 2009 (next due in November 2011); festivals; city-wide arts events and exhibitions on big issues; a range of cross-community development and dialogue programmes; the Leeds to London 'WALKTALK' cross-community dialogue initiative with London bombings survivor Gill Hicks in 2008; schools work; and more. (Full info on all these at our website.)
We’ve received various awards, including: the Institute for Community Cohesion’s Awards for Bridging Culture (small charities category) 2010 (www.cohesioninstitute.org.uk); and Community Cohesion Organisation of the Year 2008 and 2010, from the prominent local Hamara Centre (www.hamara.org.uk).