New SFSY Connection and Innovation Voucher Scheme!
Do you want a speedy, reliable connection that will open your business up to global markets? Could a new innovation create new business
opportunities? If the answer is yes then the SFSY Connection and Innovation Vouchers Scheme could provide you with the help you need!
The SFSY Connection and Innovation Vouchers Scheme is supported by the Sheffield City Region European Regional Development Fund and
offers vouchers to encourage SMEs to take-up faster digital connectivity, and to further support SMEs to introduce
transformational innovations to the business that can improve business performance through faster digital connections.
Vouchers will have a maximum value which will be 50% of the actual cost for the connection or innovation provided, (all figures stated are excluding VAT):
· Connection Voucher : Actual connection costs between £1000 and £5000 (Voucher values would be between £500 and £2500)
· Innovation Voucher: Actual innovation costs between £5000 and £24999 (Voucher values would be between £2500 and £12499.50)
For full information visit: http://www.superfastsouthyorkshire.co.uk/vouchers
The Digital Garage in Sheffield
Digital skills are now needed for everyone to fully participate in society. They are vital in connecting communities, driving growth, and making sure the UK economy works for all.
Cllr Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, Louise Haigh MP, Shadow Digital Minister and Torsten Schuppe, Vice President of Marketing for Google UK, are delighted to welcome you to the launch of the new Digital Garage in Sheffield.
The Digital Garage is a multi-million pound initiative that will help thousands of people in and around Sheffield learn crucial skills for the digital age, offering training workshops and 1:1 mentoring sessions to small businesses, charities, organisations and individuals.
Please come along to our launch event on Friday 28th April and learn more about what the Digital Garage will offer the region, meet the people who will be delivering the training and hear from individuals that have already used the Garage to develop their online presence.
Following the launch, networking and breakfast refreshments, the Garage will officially open for its first training sessions.
When: Friday 28th April
Where: 15 Barker’s Pool, Sheffield, S1 2HB
Time: 10:00-11:00 (launch and refreshments); 11:15-12:00 & 12:00-13:00 (training)
Registration for training sessions will open next week. To find out more about the Digital Garage in Sheffield, and about how to register for our free training sessions, please visit g.co/SheffieldGarage.
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Special Olympics Great Britain is delighted to announce that Kell Brook is to be a new Ambassador for the charity’s National Games in Sheffield this summer.
Kell is currently one of the biggest names in the World of boxing.
Sheffield born Kell Brook said: “Having met a number of the Yorkshire based athletes who are taking part in the Special Olympics National Games in Sheffield, I was able to understand how passionate people with learning disability are about sport.
“It reinforced to me that people with disability care about sport as much as me and everyone else.
“I couldn’t be prouder to stand up for these exceptional athletes with learning disabilities.
“I will be there in August in Sheffield watching the Special Olympics GB athletes in action across the city.”
Why Are The Games Important?
- The Games gives athletes with an intellectual (learning) disability the opportunity to achieve and to demonstrate their abilities to the community.
- The event will attract athletes with intellectual (learning) disabilities from across England, Scotland and Wales.
- Through participation in this large national competition, people with an intellectual (learning) disability will acquire the confidence and social and life skills that will help their inclusion in society.
The games offer people the opportunity to give back to the community and make a difference when coaching, officiating and volunteering at the event.
Special Olympics GB is the largest provider of a year-round, all ability, sports programme in Great Britain and supports over 10,000 athletes with intellectual (learning) disabilities on a continued basis.
Across England, Scotland and Wales, approximately 27,000 regular sports coaching sessions of at least 1 hour each, are delivered locally each year by 140 accredited programmes across 28 different sports.
This coaching activity leads to an annual average of 100 all ability, inclusive sports competitions. Its competition pathways make Special Olympics Great Britain unique within the disability sports sector as it provides, for athletes of all abilities, opportunities to compete and progress at local, regional, national and international levels. This extensive programme is led by over 4,000 dedicated volunteers in a variety of sports coaching, administrative, event, logistic, fundraising and supporting roles.
For our athletes, excellence is personal achievement, a reflection of reaching one’s maximum potential – it is a goal to which everyone can aspire.
For those Special Olympics athletes who attain an elite level in their sport, we signpost and support a pathway into Paralympics and other elite competitions.
Special Olympics National Games
Tuesday 8th August – Friday 11th August 2017
20,000 people at Opening Ceremony at Sheffield United’s football stadium on evening of Tuesday 8 August 2017
For more information about the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games 2017, please visit: http://www.sheffield2017.org.uk