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Elevate is a not-for-profit social enterprise wholly owned by GIPSIL.

Elevate was formed in 2012, in order to manage and carryout GIPSIL’s empty homes programme, maintain GIPSIL’s property portfolio and to provide volunteer placements & apprenticeships.

Elevate has evolved into an organisation that can offer our expert services to other organisations, from management to ‘hands on’ works – for clients around West Yorkshire and beyond. Elevate can make your project successful by putting together a bespoke, integrated package tailored to your needs. For more details contact Elevate.

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Our Mission


Renovating properties – many of which are dilapidated - using sustainably sourced, local materials with the help of local employees, local contractors, local suppliers, local volunteers and GIPSIL Service Users.


Using innovative strategies, innovative technologies and innovative, quirky design to develop Elevate into an efficient model that benefits our community.


Educating and supporting our volunteers & apprentices to enable them to gain the confidence to achieve their goals, whether that be gaining better DIY skills or entering into employment.

Customer Testimonials

Our Robb Street social housing project was an amazing success, thanks to Elevate. They went out of their way to give help, support and advice guiding us through the project with excellent technical knowledge and experience.

I would highly recommend Elevate to anyone considering taking on a building project, they ensured that everything ran smoothly, to timescale in a professional, helpful and constructive manner. I have every confidence in Elevate and look forward to working with them again on our next project.

Dennis Robbins CEO of The Hunslet Club

Elevate made the process of moving premises, a painless experience which enabled our team to concentrate on their strengths - the day-to-day running of the organisation - whilst Elevate coordinated the move. All of the Elevate staff were friendly and professional, helping the process run with little disruption. I would not hesitate in recommending Elevate to other organisations.

Eric Richardson Operations Director of Barca Leeds

Elevate created a new enclosed office space for us at our Ministry of Food site in Leeds Market. Elevate came up with a design solution that worked and improved the function of our site. The standard of the finished product was excellent. I would certainly be prepared to work with them again on other projects.

Simon Chappelow Project Coordinator of Zest Food