Archive | April, 2015
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Table Top Sale at Wisewood Methodist Church

30 Apr

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Code Make Win

30 Apr

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Transform your area with Our Place – Applications for the grants programme are now open

24 Apr

What is Our Place?

Our Place gives your community control over local services – it helps bring communities together in partnership with local organisations and service providers to look at the issues that most matter to them. You can influence how local budgets are spent by redesigning, managing or delivering services locally. Your community may be lacking in provision for young children, debt and poverty could be putting pressure on the local health service, high unemployment may be triggering anti-social behaviour, and lack of transport links creating rural isolation amongst older people. Our Place can help you come up with a solution which will transform the area you live in!

What does the programme require you to do?

As an Our Place area you would be able to access grants of £8,000 during the programme. 20 areas that identify innovative and powerful solutions to challenging issues – ‘breaking new ground’ projects can apply for grants of up to £12,000. Have you got a groundbreaking idea?

Success stories

Our Place 2015-16 comes after a successful first year of the programme. Take a look at some of the inspiring projects from last year.

Our Place Smethwick –  bringing together local networks to help integrate a diverse community with a history of unrest

Our Place Ventnor – addressing deprivation and unemployment  in a coastal town by working with the private sector and others

Our Place Bradford – creating a local space for drop-in services, activities and training to address social isolation and mental health issues 

Where can I find out more?

By visiting the My Community website, reading the Our Place Starter Pack, and browsing the learning resources and areas’ achievements so far. Details about the programme

Applications for Our Place are now open. Applications on the My Community website close on 15 May 2015. Got a question? Need some help?

Contact the My Community Help Centre to find out if you’re eligible to apply and what you’ll need to do.

Connecting Communities

21 Apr

Connecting Communities is a new Sheffield Enterprise Pipeline project being funded through UnLtd and HEFCE. The partners on the project are: Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield City Council, The City College, and Sero.

Connecting local schools, colleges and university students with local social enterprises; it is a mutually beneficial project where students are presented with real business challenges to address through project based learning, and local organisations benefit from innovative and fresh ideas to address the challenges they face.

Excitingly, it is the first project of its kind to be trialled in the UK, and is acting as a pilot for future expansion, both in terms of the scale of the project, and for rolling out across other cities around the country. The project should be a roaring success, and we have had an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from community organisations and schools.

The project lends itself to being an easy template for other organisations and cities to take on, as it is clearly structured in three phases. The first phase introduces the business challenges to secondary and primary school students, to harness their young and creative minds, building on enterprising skills and culminating in project presentations just before the winter holidays. The second phase brings in university and college students to take the ideas generated in phase one, and turn them into practicable business plans. Before in the final phase, a university student will take on a summer placement with one of the social enterprises, to implement the project and to bring everything full cycle. From challenge to ideas generation; to configuration and implementation, and of course, celebration and recognition!

Find out more – http://www.connectingcoms.co.uk/

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Sheffield Autism Summit

21 Apr

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Sheffield Green Commission Hearing

16 Apr

Sheffield Green Commission is calling for your views in shaping a vision for a sustainable future for Sheffield.

The next Sheffield Green Commission Hearing will be held on Tuesday 21 April from 6-7.30pm, Sheffield HallamUniversity, Stoddart Building (Ground Floor).

Members of the public are invited to listen to guest speakers who will give presentations and answer questions put to them by the Green Commissioners. There will be an opportunity for the audience to give written feedback on the themes discussed.

For more details and to contribute evidence to the Green Commission go to: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/your-city-council/policy–performance/green-commission.html where you will find the Call for Evidence form. This is a Word document that you can download, complete and email back to us on: greencommission@sheffield.gov.uk. Your evidence will be considered by the Green Commission when making its recommendations.

The Green Commission will create a vision and blueprint for the future of Sheffield as a whole. This is a huge task and we cannot undertake it alone. We need the public, businesses and organisations across our city to help us shape a vision for a sustainable future for Sheffield.

The Green Commission will work along the same principles and operate in a similar manner as the Fairness Commission that we held last year. It will sit over several months and collect evidence, both oral and written, as well as holding debates and hearing from expert witnesses.

 

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Scooter Safety Course

16 Apr

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Free Fire Safety Event

16 Apr

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