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City Ward Pot 2017/18 – Apply for a small grant

21 Jul

The ward budget for the City Ward for 2017/18 is £14,629

City Ward Councillors are looking to fund sustainable projects / activities within their ward that will benefit the local community. The projects / activities will also need to fit in with City Ward Priorities in order to be eligible for funding.

City Ward Priorities 2017~18

Funding of up to £650 is available to apply for. If you have a large project or a joint project then Councillors would also like to hear from you (email your project details to the email address below).

To apply for a grant, complete the following forms attached below and return them to

Ward Pot Request for Funding 201718

Ward Pot signature and conditions form – 201718

Ward Pot Small Grants Guidance – 201718

Please read the Small Grants Guidance & Signature Form carefully to ensure that your group is eligible to receive funding before you fill in the form. Please note that a hand signed signature is required on this form for your application to be eligible.

City ward Councillors will meet on a monthly basis to assess grant applications received. The Locality Officer will notify you of the decision made against your application following these meetings.

We can help you…. If you are unsure about your project and would like to speak to someone about it or if you need help filling in the application forms, please contact the Locality Officer on 0114 2053049 or email

You can email your application and a scanned copy of the signature form


Tickets now on sale for Special Olympics opening ceremony – 8 August — South Sheffield

11 Jul

Tickets now on sale for Special Olympics opening ceremony – 8 August Tickets are now available for the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games, which will light up Bramall Lane stadium on 8 August. It is set to be a spectacular show featuring Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, former World Superbikes […]

via Tickets now on sale for Special Olympics opening ceremony – 8 August — South Sheffield


Social Sessions in Broomhall, Sharrow and Sheffield City Centre

11 May

whats on shipshape


Carers Consultation and Well-being Event 24th May 2017 at Shipshape

11 May


Kell Brook becomes Ambassador for Special Olympics GB National Games in Sheffield

21 Apr


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:

Autism Plus Specialists Job fair 25th April 2017

20 Apr

Autism Plus are hosting a specialist job fair on Tuesday 25th April 2017 for adults with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other Hidden Impairments.

We are bringing together forward-thinking employers who are keen to open up opportunities for those with hidden disabilities for a unique job fair. Taking place at our Autism Plus, The Exchange Brewery, Bridge Street, Sheffield, S3 8NS

Come along and meet employers, providers and find out more about support available to help you in your search for work. If you are an Employer looking to employ people with hidden impairments also contact us for a stall.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our team on or on 0114 384 0300 and ask about our specialist job fair.

job fair

Sporting Memories for men over 50 – Love Sport ? why not share your memories with others

4 Apr

sporting memoris

‘Love Sport’ groups launched in Sheffield Libraries

Four ‘Love Sport’ groups, for men aged 50 and over, are relaunching in libraries across Sheffield this spring.

  • Stocksbridge Library, Manchester Road, S36, 1DH. Every Friday from March 31st, 10.30am -12noon.
  • The Learning Zone, Parson Cross Library, Wordsworth Avenue, S5 8NL.  Every Monday from 3rd April 10.30am-12noon.
  • Central Library, Surrey Street, S1 1XZ.  Every Thursday from 13th April 10am-12noon.
  • Firth Park Library, 443 Firth Park Road, S5 6QQ.  Every Wednesday from 26th April, 3-4.30pm.


The free groups will meet weekly and provide a place for sports fans to reminisce about past sporting events and talk about current ones, with biscuits and hot drinks provided.

‘Whether it’s football, cricket, boxing, horse racing, snooker or athletics, if you love sport these groups are for you,’ says Panni Loh of Ignite Imaginations, who are supporting the groups with funding from South Yorkshire Housing and Age Better in Sheffield.

‘The groups will be led by one of our facilitators, and will have access to resources from the Sporting Memories Network.  Any man aged 50+ would be very welcome to join the group at any point, just drop in and say hello.’

The format of the groups will be flexible, depending on the interests of the men who come along.  They could include quizzes, sessions focused on particular sports, researching sports events or catching up with the latest sports news with like-minded people.

Love Sport?

Come and share your sporting

memories with other sports fans,

our facilitators and free tea and biscuits!
Visit our website for dates and locations