Archive | January, 2020

Another jam-packed year of exciting events in Sheffield

29 Jan

In 2019 we shared some amazing experiences in Sheffield, and 2020 looks set to be just as exciting.

With the Half Marathon, Cliffhanger, Tramlines, DocFest and Sheffield Food Festival are all back for another year, here’s our guide to the events you don’t want to miss…

Please click on the link:

Essential events guide 2020

Stay Well This Winter

21 Jan

Top Tips to Beat Winter Illness

1. Keep Hands Clean

Washing your hands using soap and water is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses such as food poisoning and flu.

  • Sing “Happy Birthday” twice to make sure you’re washing your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • You can find a child friendly song from the NHS explaining how to wash hands here
  • Make sure children use tissues/toilet paper and dispose of them after sneezing, then remember to wash hands after

2. Stop Infection Spreading

  • Community pharmacists can offer advice and over the counter medicines to effectively manage a range of health concerns, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, earaches, eye infections and many more
  • Do you have a child who has been ill at school? Keeping them off school is essential to preventing the spread of infection. Check with your school and use this guide for the most common winter illnesses:
Diarrhoea and vomiting Exclude whilst symptomatic and 48 hours after the last symptoms
Flu (influenza) Exclude until recovered

3. Keep Antibiotics Working

  • Don’t ask for antibiotics if you have a cough, cold or virus. If antibiotics are taken inappropriately, harmful bacteria can become resistant and stop medicine working when really needed
  • To help prevent antibiotic resistance, antibiotics should only be taken when prescribed and never saved for later use or shared with others

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

21 Jan


Welcome to the Sheffield Year of Reading 2020…

17 Jan

A 12 month citywide celebration of creativity and the written word. Reading is the key that unlocks the door to life’s riches. It helps us feel better, discover more, and unleashes our individual creativity. Reading is fun and especially so when that experience is shared. 

To find out more, follow the link below:

Music for All – Community Project Funding

17 Jan

Grants up to £2,500 are available to UK-based community groups that aim to bring musical projects to their local communities.

Funding Options:

Individual Grant

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have access to musical instruments and lessons. Our Grant Application process allows us to help people fulfil their musical dreams. Young, old, regardless of personal or life challenges, we truly want music to be for all.

Community Project Funding

Many projects and initiatives take place throughout the UK that all aim to bring music to their community. Most would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in becoming truly sustainable music programmes.

Deadline 01 February 2020

For more information, please click on the link below:

Make Volunteering at a Lunch Club your New Year’s Resolution

17 Jan

There was a heart-warming level of volunteering across the city in December, particularly from people interested in helping at Christmas events for older people.

We are fortunate in Sheffield that there are over 70 lunch clubs running all year long because of the hard work and dedication of volunteers so if you want to convert your Christmas goodwill into a new hobby there’s plenty of opportunities.

Clubs often need minibus drivers, cooks and kitchen staff, people to run activities, even help with shopping and cleaning. Whatever your skill, there’ll be a space for you at a local lunch club. Contact Sophia Arthurs Hartnett, Lunch Club Development Officer at Voluntary Action Sheffield on 0114 253 6650 or by email at for more information.


Invitation for local residents & businesses – Kelham Island

17 Jan