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Building Connections Fund – to tackle loneliness is now open

13 Aug

Building Connections Fund

New fund to tackle loneliness opens to applications on the Big Lottery Fund webpage.

Charities and community groups in England can now apply for a share of close to £9 million aimed at tackling loneliness by building strong social connections and welcoming communities.

The money is from the £11.5 million Building Connections Fund announced on 19 June by the Prime Minister, Theresa May, and lead Minister for Tackling Loneliness, Tracey Crouch, in response to the Jo Cox Commission’s recommendations on Loneliness.  Almost £9 million will be distributed by the Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, and will support projects already working to prevent or reduce loneliness to increase their impact.  Grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 will be available for projects which reach out to people of all ages who feel lonely or isolated, and encourage them to take part in activities, helping them to feel more connected. This could include making the most of community spaces, improving access to transport, using digital technology, or joining up local services to have a bigger reach. The money will also support the collecting and sharing of evidence and learning to increase understanding about what works to tackle loneliness.

Applications open Monday 16 July and will close on Friday 24 August. Guidance and criteria are available on the Big Lottery Fund website.

Youth Strand  There will be a separate Youth Strand of funding is made up of £2 million, which will be distributed by the Co-op Foundation, making grants of up to £80,000. It will open for applications in August 2018 – find out more on the Co-op Foundation blog. The Youth Strand will be open to organisations with existing youth-focused activities that could be effective at helping young people avoid long-term loneliness. Successful applicants will receive funding to explore youth loneliness in greater depth, test youth-led innovations within their existing provision, and share their learning as part of a national network.

 

All grants will be announced in December 2018, with funding available to support projects until March 2021.

 

If you have any  queries around the fund please contact the Big Lottery Fund  directly on tel: 0345 410 2030

 

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Superjam Tea Party returns to Ecclesfield School on 4th July 2018

27 Jun

ESJUNE

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NOT BORN YESTERDAY – Do you know someone who may be vulnerable to scams or rogue traders?

30 Apr

not born yesterday

North Sheffield’s “Whats on Where” Guide – find out whats happening near to you

11 Apr

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As we get older it is important to remain as active as possible, not only to keep in physical shape, but it has been proven that exercising and socialising with others is key to improving mental health.

In an attempt to combat social isolation across Sheffield, Home Instead have put together a What’s On Where Guide which provides a list of easily accessible activities in Sheffield such as; Choir Groups, Dance Classes, Art groups, Lunch Clubs, Coffee Mornings and many more!

Home Instead hope their guide will encourage people to get involved in the community and ultimately, reduce social isolation.

Take a look at the Home Instead WOW guide using the link below!

WOW_Guide_north_Sheffield_Third_Edition_FINAL_website_version1.pdf

If you would like more information about the WOW Guide or organise an activity within Sheffield and would like it to feature in the next WOW Guide then call Home Instead on 01142 469666

Springboard Christmas Social Cafe in Chapeltown 19th Dec 2017

7 Dec

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Feeling fed up? Discover a new you @ Springboard Social Café

The café is a great starting point for those who want to meet others, build self-confidence and self-esteem. The  Springboard Social Café provides the perfect atmosphere helping people to help themselves

Fortnightly sessions,

Christmas session 19th December

from 10am – 4pm.

82nd Chapeltown Scout Hall,

Burncross Rd, Sheffield S35 1RX

For further details contact Schani on 07507 791471

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Can you spare a few hours this Christmas Day and help to make Christmas less lonely

28 Nov

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Christmas Friendship Lunch at the Bridge Inn near High Green 12th December 2017

21 Nov

Super jam Bridge Inn

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Can you help? Wadsley Lane Lunch Club are Urgently Seeking a Volunteer Cook

8 Sep

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Armed Forces Day – Saturday 17th June

9 Jun

Join The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Anne Murphy, Sheffield Armed Forces and Veterans to celebrate with a series of activities.

• Watch the veterans parade and ceremony

• Hear the famous speeches of Winston Churchill

• Dance up a storm to the Ashby Big Band and Derek Herbert will transport us back in time with the hits of George Formby.

AgeUK Sheffield have a stand at this event, please go along and say Hello! For full details see website. https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/event/sheffield-armed-forces-and-veterans-day/

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Friendship Lunch at the Rose & Crown, Stannington 7th June 2017

5 Jun

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