Archive | August, 2014

Make Your Mark 2014 (Sheffield Futures)

26 Aug

The annual Make Your Mark ballot, the UK’s largest Youth Consultation, is happening soon. In a ballot beginning on International Youth Day and running until 10th October, young people across the country will be asked what issues matter most to them, in order to determine what is debated by UKYP in the House of Commons on 14th November.

Voting will take place both online and through ballot papers in schools, colleges and youth clubs.

Last year, MYM surveyed the opinions of over 478,000 young people, this year the national target is 1million! In Sheffield we have set ourselves the target of 9000 but hope to get more!

Can I ask you to publicise this and mention it in any suitable settings.

You can follow them on facebook: Sheffield UK Youth Parliament

and on twitter @SheffieldUKYP


Families Like Ours Screening at the Sheffield Odeon (E.D.E.N Film Productions)

26 Aug

There will be a screening event in Sheffield on the 17th of September. E.D.E.N Film Productions is a social enterprise based in Sheffield specialising in the filming of civil partnership ceremonies and same-sex marriages alongside producing campaigns promoting LGBT equality and rights and running workshops within the LGBT community.

There has just been an E.D.E.N Incubator a project funded by Awards for All where members of the LGBT community have learned film skills and are used these to create a film raising awareness of homophobia and transphobia in relation to family.

The film that they have created is set to be screened at the Sheffield Odeon Cinema on the 17th of September, 10am-12pm. There will also be an after party from 12.45pm at Icons, please find a link to the Facebook event –

Please promote if possible.

Calling all South Yorkshire Residents – we need your help!

26 Aug

The Don Catchment Rivers Trust is working with local communities in the South Yorkshire area to create a fantastic new project by figuring out what people think of our great river – The Don and what could be done to improve it and people’s perceptions.

As a result they are hosting some discussion groups where people can tell us their thoughts and opinions. If you could kindly promote this story they would really appreciate it.

Please click the link below for the press release with more information.

River Don.docx

SYFAB Fundraising training programme 2014-2015

26 Aug

Please find a link below for a poster outlining the new SYFAB fundraising training programme 2014-2015.

There is training on a range of fundraising themes and aimed at different levels of funding experience.

Please pass on to other groups and organisations who may find it of interest.

SYFAB training programme Sept14-July15.pdf


Neighbourhood Watch Meeting – Wednesday 27th August

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Public Meeting for the Stannington Ward

8 Aug

If you live, work in or have an interest in the Stannington Ward, you are invited to attend the Stannington Ward Public Meeting. The details are:

6.30pm at Thursday 28th August 2014

Bradfield Village Hall

The Sands, Low Bradfield, S6 6LB

This is your opportunity to meet your local city councillors and talk about local issues. It is also your chance to talk about what the priorities for your neighbourhood should be.

Please email any questions you have in advance of the meeting to or telephone (0114) 2053598.

Please display this poster locally if you are able to do so.

Stannington Ward Public Meeting Poster 28_8_14

Police and Crime Commissioner – Summer Grants Scheme Launched

5 Aug

The top priorities in the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan will determine the next round of successful grant recipients as the summer grant scheme is launched.

Shaun Wright is today (Friday, 1 August 2014), launching his summer grant scheme of which non-profit organisations are encouraged to apply for funding of up to £10,000.

Applications are encouraged from groups providing activities in South Yorkshire that will compliment and work towards reducing antisocial behaviour, protecting the most vulnerable people, improving visible policing, prevent reoffending and ensure victims and witnesses get a better deal.

All activities must be specific and targeted at areas and groups most likely to benefit from the provision.

Shaun Wright the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner said: “This round of grant funding is aimed at targeting the concerns of residents in South Yorkshire. My priorities are based on issues they have told me about and I am keen to channel resources towards making more of a difference to local communities.

“I welcome applications from organisations providing diversionary activities for young people specifically where antisocial behaviour is taking place. I would like to see submissions from organisations that are committed to community cohesion in areas with diverse ethnic communities and where tensions have been identified.”

Groups providing services to reduce burglary dwelling, vehicle crime and improving security to those at risk of becoming a victim of crime will also be considered.

Support for victims of crime will also feature highly in the selection process as organisations supporting the Commissioner’s top priority protecting the vulnerable.

Commissioner Wright added: “In my last round of grant funding, I awarded support organisations tackling domestic abuse across the region. I would now like to encourage further support groups to apply. I would particularly like to see applications from those interested in helping people after becoming a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or domestic abuse.

“Alcohol and drug education groups aimed at the night time economy and alcohol related crimes such as domestic violence are also encouraged to apply.

Forms and further information are available for download from our grants page and groups have until 2pm on Thursday, 4 September 2014 to submit their applications.

Late entries will not be considered. The Commissioner will consult with South Yorkshire Police before announcing the successful applications.

For more information, please email