Archive | July, 2016

Kelham Island Festival of Life Aug & Sept 2016

28 Jul

kelham festival

Come and Celebrate Yorkshire Day on the Moor 1st August 2016

28 Jul

yorkshire day

Yorkshire Day

Monday 1st August, 11am-4pm, The Moor

Come down to the moor on the 1st of August and join Ignite Imaginations for a day celebrating everything Yorkshire, a high quality family friendly event.


Traditional Sport Games with Activity Sheffield.

Join in our races, giant games and competitions including egg and spoon, skipping, swing ball and giant connect four.


  • Make a white rose puppet or brooch to take home,
  • Enter your own race with a whippet inspired mask,
  • Make bracelets and necklaces using the Yorkshire flag colours
  • Add your own Yorkshire phrases to our story board.


  • Crafts, prints, jewellery, ceramics and textiles for sale from Lucy Brookfield, Ange Made Ceramics, Helen Moyes and Doodle Monkey.
  • Face painting


Free tasters every half an hour from the local shops on the Moor

Including Greggs, Pound Bakery, S & J Pantry, Punch Stores, Wateralls, Granellis, Beer Central, Moor Coffee, Turners and Brew Bean


  • Tea, coffee and cakes will be available at Theatre Delicatessen all day
  • See our Yorkshire Photo competition winner’s prized photos displayed on the hoardings
  • Follow our Moor Market Treasure Hunt (a get a prize!)


11:30 Albery Skiffle Band DISCO / POM DANCE

12:00 Tim & Lesley SKIFFLE BAND

12:30 Sylvaine School Of Dance BALLET / MUSICAL THEATRE

1:00 Abi Prettyman SINGER / ACOUSTIC

1:30 Romano Jilo Dance Group ROMANI DANCE

2:00 Treebeard FOLK MUSIC

2:30 Flamenco in Sheffield FLAMENCO

3:00 Break A Leg FOLK SONG & MUSIC

3:30 Sunrit Cultural Group CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCE – KATHAK


Free Course for volunteers starting September

26 Jul

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Community Investment Fund opens 17th Aug 2017

26 Jul

The EN:Able Community Investment Fund will be opening for applications from community projects in Yorkshire and Humber for the fifth year running on Wednesday 17 August 2016. 

Building on the fund’s success, and to extend Efficiency North’s support for communities across the region, we’re very pleased to announce that this year the maximum grant has been increased to up to £10,000, which we hope will help projects become even more sustainable over the longer term.

To offer as much assistance as possible to all community groups interested in applying to the fund, Efficiency North is hosting 3 free events in the West, South and East of the region.


Tuesday 16 August 2016 10am-12.30pm
The Glasshoughton Community Centre
Leeds Road, Glasshoughton, WF10 4PF


Wednesday 17 August 2016 10am-12.30pm
The Ivanhoe Centre, Gardens Lane,
Conisbrough, Doncaster, DN12 3JX



Thursday 18 August 2016 2-4pm
Victoria Dock Village Hall, South Bridge Road,
Victoria Dock, Hull, HU9 1TL 

 These events will:

  • showcase what groups have already achieved in their communities with cash received;
  • guide project leaders through the application process.

Speakers will include community group leaders and EN’s Social Value Manager Paul Mitchell.

For further information visit: Community Investment Fund


Winn Gardens Family Funday 13th Aug 2016

26 Jul

winn fun day

Beanstalk Gardens free course to help design the outside area of Weston Park Museum (for 16-24 yr olds)

26 Jul



Are you 16-24 years old and interested in garden design?

There is a free, amazing opportunity in August to design a garden at Weston Park Museum in Sheffield. The course is free and open to disadvantaged 16-24-year-olds.

You will work with garden designers to design a garden space to the Museum’s brief. During the six-session course, over two weeks, you will learn which plants will work best in the space, research other gardens to help you decide what will work well and then have your designs realised with the help of an industry specialist. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in horticulture, design, teamwork, growing and working alongside specialists!

If your design is picked it will then be used to transform the space!

Dates in August 2016 are:

Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th, Friday 12th, Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th, Friday 19th

All 10am – 2pm

Places are limited – you can reserve your space on the course through EventBrite.

For further information contact Zoe Cartwright on 0114 384 0265 Mobile 07785 293982 or email

Commissioner’s Grant Scheme Launched

26 Jul


The 2016/17 Community Grant Scheme funded by Dr Alan Billings is now open for applications.

Groups and local non-profit organisations are invited to apply for funding to support the Commissioner in providing help to victims, vulnerable people and groups established to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

The funding stream will now be open to applications throughout the financial year, with a new approval process in place. Organisations will now be able to find out quickly if they are eligible to apply without the need to submit lengthy forms.

Applications are sought from organisations to bid for funding of up to £5,000.

Dr Alan Billings said: “Last year I received 118 applications and due to a significantly reduced budget, I was only able to fund 26 projects. This year I would like to help more community groups by offering smaller amounts, with a longer period of time to apply.

“I am hoping that groups looking to help their communities, applying for smaller amounts of funding will take advantages of these changes. Last year I was fortunate to visit many of the successful applicants to see the work they are doing. This enables me to find out about the work of local groups and the issues they are facing in their area..

“The changes in the grant scheme that have been implemented should make the process easier for people to apply and more effective in addressing the priorities set out in my police and crime plan.

“I look forward to reading some of the applications throughout the year and visiting the groups to see the work they do.”

More information and how to apply for the grant scheme can be found at

Sheffield City Councils Grant Aid Review Survey

26 Jul

As part of the Council’s Grant Aid review there is an online survey which we would greatly appreciate you completing.  The survey asks for views on proposals and priorities for the various funds.  The survey can be found at and contains information on the proposals as well as the questions.  We anticipate it will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.  The closing date is Monday 5th September but if you can complete it sooner that would be appreciated.

If you would like to discuss the proposals face-to-face please come for a presentation and discussion on Tuesday 9th August, 10am-12noon at the Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield, S1 2EW. For the map please see link below:

Drinks will be available from 10am and the presentation will start at 10.15am. Please note that unfortunately drinks cannot be taken into the main hall.

If you would like to book a place please email or call 0114 27 34631.  If you can’t make that date but would like to discuss in person or on the telephone then please let us know and we will try to find an alternative date for you.

Age better in Sheffield – Wisdom of Life Event for Over 50’s (13th Sept 2016)

26 Jul

age better

Wisdom is the fruit 0f life experience and should be shared

Would you value the opportunity to share your life’s accumulated wisdom with a younger person?

So many of us live away from our families these days and it can have a real impact on people’s lives. Younger people can miss out on that trusted relationship with an older family member. Perhaps they are studying or working away, or maybe they just don’t have that kind of support within their own family.

Older generations, whilst having a rich life in terms of friends and activities, might experience a lack of opportunity to share their life’s experience in a way which will nurture and support someone younger who is a bit stuck, perhaps looking for a bit of guidance and wisdom.

This exciting project aims to match people aged 50+ with younger people to help bridge these gaps in our society, to make a real difference to people’s well-being.

If you feel you would like to know more, we are running a workshop on

13th September 2016, 10-1pm

Suite B 4th Floor Furnival House 48 Furnival Gate Sheffield S1 4QP

Come along and meet the team involved and other like-minded people; find out a bit more, ask questions and enjoy some lunch!

For more information please contact Nancy by email at or call 07436 794288

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Alive ‘N’ Kicking Newsletter

20 Jul

via Alive ‘N’ Kicking Newsletter — South Sheffield