Archive | August, 2017

Friendship Lunch – Burton Street (Monday 11th September)

31 Aug

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FSB Connect event in Sheffield

11 Aug

You are cordially invited to the next meeting of FSB Connect – the regular monthly business network – which will take place on Wednesday 6th September.

“FSB Connect” members meet at Farm Road Social Club, Sheffield, S2 2TP at 6.00 – 8.15pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Attendance is open to all businesses large and small; start-up and pre-start businesses are especially welcomed.

The main focus of every event will be personal networking – (the event will be about YOU, not US!) Everyone attending will join their fellow business owners and entrepreneurs over a buffet supper in a friendly, informal environment. Aside from this, the event will feature a presentation from Julie Tattershall of SFSY. She will be introducing the South Yorkshire broadband Connection and Innovation Voucher Scheme. Darryl Carpenter, a Director at Sheffield insurance broker IFM, will also be our guest and he will be warning of the perils of under-insurance. There will also be the regular feature of our resident business mentor Rob Taylor of 0114 Marketing who will offer his monthly “Top Tips” presentation.

There is a £10.00 charge to assist us with the catering costs, but this could potentially be the best £10 you’ve ever invested! We do hope to see you there!

Attendance is by pre-booking only.

The Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund

11 Aug

The Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund

The Fund provides grants for building or refurbishing grassroots facilities, such as changing pavilions and playing surfaces for community benefit, with money provided by the Premier League, The FA and the Government (via Sport England) and delivered by the Foundation.

The Fund is available to football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations.

Grants are available for between £10,000 and £500,000.

Funding Streams for groups, organisations and charities

11 Aug

Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund opens for entries on 12 September 2017, offering the chance to get funding for an important cause in your community.

All you have to do is submit a project for your community organisation – even if you took part in previous years – and tell us what a difference these much-needed funds could make.

Drum up enough votes from friends, family and supporters in your community and you make it to the Finals!

LandAid Grants Programme 

LandAid, the property industry charity, allocates more than £1 million each year to ‘outstanding’ small-medium sized charities in communities throughout the UK.

The organisation’s vision is to see a world in which no young person is homeless.

Deadline: 15 September.

Santander Changemaker

Changemaker is a fund to help social enterprises, small charities and community groups to deliver projects in the UK that create innovative solutions to improve communities.

Santander has £200,000 to support projects that help disadvantaged people to have confidence in the future by building skills and knowledge or innovative ideas that help communities prosper.

If you have a project which the Crowd support Santander provide the final 50% to help you reach your target, up to £10,000.

Job Vacancy @SYFR – ICT Service desk Administrator (closing date 24th Aug 2017)

10 Aug
Post Title: ICT Servicedesk Administrator
Contract: Fixed Term (Until January 2018)
Salary: Grade 3 (£16,781 – £17,772)
Hours: Full Time – 37 Hours per week
Work Pattern: Flexi Time, with shift patterns
Location: CHQ

 An opportunity has arisen within SYFR ICT team for an ICT Servicedesk Administrator which will be based within our Headquarters in Sheffield.

The role is  maximise the effective use of ICT systems and hardware by providing customer-focused user support, ensuring all support calls and service requests are logged and administered using the appropriate service desk software and working to any agreed Service Level Agreements.

You will need GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above or equivalent, and a proven experience of Microsoft Office applications.

For more information about the role contact Steven Locking on 0114 2532272.

A job description, person specification and application form for the role can be obtained via the careers section on our website at or if you require a hard copy you can contact our Recruitment Team at or on 0114 253 2811. 

Closing date for applications is 24th August 2017 @ 4pm. 

Interviews will be held on 12th September 2017

Applications from job share candidates will be considered and all applications will be given equal consideration.


Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.


If you require any of our recruitment documents in larger print please contact our recruitment team as above.

Local Businesses invited to meet with MP Paul Blomfield to discuss views on Brexit

10 Aug

You are cordially invited to join with local members of the FSB to meet with Paul Blomfield MP who, as well as being MP for Sheffield Central, is a Shadow Minister in Labour’s Brexit team, led by the Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Keir Starmer MP. Their role is to hold the Government to account as they negotiate Britain’s departure from the EU.

The local business community is invited to meet with him at a Business Networking Forum at 8.00am – 9.30am on Friday 15 September at the Burton Street Foundation, 57 Burton Street, Sheffield, S6 2HH.

Paul looks forward to the opportunity to talk to local businesses about their views on Brexit and their priorities for the EU negotiations, as well as other current national issues and agendas. You are therefore cordially invited to the Business Networking Forum. Refreshments and breakfast sandwiches will be provided.

To book, visit:’.

Cohesion Fund – Deadline for applications 8th September!

8 Aug

There is a new grant fund for community cohesion activities and projects. Open to all organisations in Sheffield, the closing date is Friday 8th September. Link to further information and the application form is here:

The purpose of the fund is to help partnerships and community groups in the city with their community cohesion work.

It is for existing successful cohesion building activity to be continued, or for starting new projects in Sheffield. All successful bids must improve community relations by bringing people together and improve or create new opportunities for sharing community concerns, ideas, knowledge, skills and experiences.

We would particularly like to see any initiative have the ability to be continued in or by the community after the funding finishes.

The Cohesion Fund Priorities are:

  1. Support community infrastructure to enhance community cohesion in the city.
  2. Support groups who want to look through the cohesion lens (ie thinking of how to bring different people together first before planning an activity) when delivering their activity and services.
  3. Promote positive community cohesion stories and activities.

There is £30,000 available for each financial year 2017-18 and 2018-19, meaning a grant can be given for up to 18 months if needed. There is no minimum or maximum grant amount. There are two forms to use, a short form for application under £2,000 and a longer form for applications over £2,000.