About Tidal

Fairtrade City bid 2003Debt, trade, pollution, biodiversity, resource depletion, water scarcity, food security, poverty, climate The number of big issues just keeps on growing, threatening our children’s futures and the lives of the most vulnerable people on the planet.

That’s why we’re here. Tidal works to support, coordinate and grow global activism in Leeds. We believe that strong, diverse and united grassroots movements are vital to sustainable change, and it’s our mission to help global justice activists in this city be as effective as they can possibly be.

We achieve this by providing resources for activists and by facilitating cross-activist group campaigns. To find out more about what we do, simply explore the site; you can see the information and resources we provide, check out our current initiatives, and sign up for our newsletter for the latest developments in Leeds’ global justice movement.


We’re a company limited by guarantee – company no. 5574693 – and will stay that way until charity law has been reformed. As it stands, charities must not devote the majority of their resources to campaigning, and must be careful in their praise or condemnation of political parties. Simply put, we’ll campaign as much as we like, and will tell politicians what we think of them (be it positive or negative). Though charities are eligible for tax breaks and can access a wider range of grants, we believe the independence our company status provides is far more valuable.

Matt Carmichael at the National Climate March, London, December 2008 © Bethany Clarke

Matt Carmichael at the National Climate March 2008