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Sewing and up-cycling workshops, get more out of your clothes

3 Nov



Consultation event on VAS and SYFAB joint application for Voluntary sector Infrastructure Grant Fund 15th Nov 2016

3 Nov

You are invited to come and help shape the joint proposal that Voluntary Action Sheffield and South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau are submitting to deliver the outcomes in the new Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Grant Fund.

Tuesday 15th November, 2pm – 4 pm

The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW

Following the Grant Aid review, new priorities have been identified so both organisations are working together to identify the best way to meet these outcomes

At the event:

We will review the new outcomes and share ideas on how they can be achieved. We have developed a few proposals of how we might achieve these outcomes and are looking for attendees to spot gaps and help to prioritise the resource that we allocate to activities.

Please register to attend the event here: Eventbrite booking link  

In addition to this event, SYFAB have a short online survey about their current services and future developments. You can complete it here

Further information

See the attached VCF Consultation priorities report and the State of the Sector report that have both been used to shape the new priority ourcomes.



Also see the Grant Aid web page for more information about the fund.

Winn Gardens Clean up – SCC Ward Pot Funded

3 Nov

WINNGS community group was set up by St Johns (Owlerton) community outreach worker (Jane Emson) who helped the group to apply for funding from the Hillsborough Ward pot to organise a community clean up day in Winn Gardens during October half term 2016.


Hillsborough Ward Councillors funded the group £298 from the ward pot for equipment, materials, room hire and refreshments.

The clean up day was an event for all the people living on Winn Gardens. Children adults and young people got involved in the litter pick and were encouraged to take pride in their efforts and in their own community.


All participants on the estate were given a brief around litter from Amey who came along to support the event and to dispose of all the litter collected.

SIV volunteered to get involved and Cllr George Lindars-Hammond was present to show his support too.

To round the day off, a free snack buffet was provided and SIV provided complimentary free family swim or ice skating passes for the Winn Gardens volunteers.

Environmental improvements in Broomhall – SCC Ward Pot Funded

3 Nov

HERB (Helping Environmental Regeneration in Broomhall) volunteers have been active for more than 10 years in Broomhall improving and creating new green spaces and this is an ongoing activity. Anyone who is physically able to do gardening work can take part. We expect local residents and student volunteers to be the main participants, aged from 18 years upwards, although we hope local children with parental support will also become involved. Broomhall is a multi-ethnic community and we have a wide spread of volunteers from different ethnic groups, both male and female.

Broomhill and Sharrow Vale ward Councillors funded HERB £349.89 out of the ward pot to purchase equipment and materials for environmental work in Broomhall.

HERB explained how the funding was spent and how valuable this is to the community.

“The hanging baskets at the corner of Havelock Street/Holberry Gardens and on Filey Lane now look really good and enhance the overall appearance of the area. The provision of the shredder means that as the autumn progresses we will be able to process the prunings that we will need to make to our fruit, and other, trees. We have already advertised its availability to the Holberry Gardens Allotment Association members and it will make their processing of prunings easier too”.

If you live in Broomhall and would like to get involved with the group please contact

Contact Name – Polly Blacker

Contact Position – Volunteer Coordinator

Telephone – 07813615309
E-mail –