Useful Documents


Sample constitution, to adapt for your group

Advice on growing

From Garden Organic: No Dig Gardening

Back to Front Manual here

Back to Front Community Guidelines booklet here

See also a huge number of downloadable files in the ‘Growing Vegetables’ and other sections of the LESSN ‘Bookshelf,‘ and also of dozens of links on the main Advice pages

Films about seeds:

Agreements, Licences and Rules

1 Feed Leeds’ Advice re Community Partnership Agreement – read this first (see 2 for the pro forma form to fill in)

2 Community Partnership Agreement (use this when you’re ready –

NB see our Guide above first (as without this it’s a bit daunting)!

Rules re bonfires (anywhere in Leeds) here

Highways Cultivation Licence

Allotment Rules 2015a

Allotment Structure Rules 2015

LCC presentation on contaminated land here

Volunteers and Groups

Recruiting Volunteers (from Parks) here

Volunteers and the Law (from Volunteering England) here

Volunteers Health and Safety here

Safeguarding (requirement for all volunteers on LCC land) here

Data Protection here


There is now a one stop shop for funding in Leeds: Funding Leeds

Food Strategy and Policy
See FoodWise Leeds