Archive | January, 2014

Launch of the Our Place Programme – England **NEW**

30 Jan

Local organisations in England can apply for direct support and funding to improve local services in their neighbourhoods.

Incorporated bodies with a primary purpose which is charitable, philanthropic or benevolent; parish or town councils; public service providers or local authorities are eligible to apply.

The Our Place Programme aims to benefit at least 100 communities across England. The support programme of grants, direct support, and shared learning activities is available to help areas in England work toward making local services better in their neighbourhoods by 31 March 2015.

Support will be split into three milestones:

  • Getting Ready grants of £3,000 from January to March 2014 with some direct support.
  • Getting Going grants of £10,000 from May/June with further direct support.
  • Going Further grants of between £5,000 and £7,500 for those who are prepared to push the boundaries and up to £20,000 for projects preparing to break new ground.

Areas identified as breaking new ground will be invited to apply for the higher Going Further grant after submitting a brief monitoring report.

There will be shared learning opportunities including peer groups, coaching, guides and learning resources, training and learning events and networking opportunities.

Direct support will be through a Relationship Manager who will arrange consultancy/coaching support tailored to the needs of the neighbourhood.

The programme opened to applications earlier this week and will run through to 31 March 2015.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible as a surge in applications is expected.

Cabinet In The Community, Thursday 13th February 2014

30 Jan

Church of St. Columba, Thursday 13th February 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Manchester Rd, Crosspool, Sheffield S10 5PL

Leaders at Sheffield City Council are to hold a ‘Question Time’ style session to discuss the issues that matter to residents in the South West Area. The South West Area ‘Cabinet in the Community’ will be taking place in Crosspool this year and is one of seven that will be hosted by the Local Area Partnerships.
The items for discussion will be put to the Cabinet by local people in an hour and a half session starting at 6:00pm. This will be followed by an opportunity to talk directly with individual Councillors.
To be part of this you can submit your question on the evening or for a more informed response up to five working days in advance of the session by emailing

Where possible questions will be grouped together, so that a more focused discussion can take place.

Refreshments available from 5:45pm

Download a flyer here; Poster South West – Cabinet in the Community Feb 2014

ASSIST Full time Charity Administrative worker job advert

27 Jan

ASSIST is recruiting a full time Charity Administrative Worker on a 12 month contract, 35 hours a week, £13,759.

Applications can ONLY be submitted by email to: jobs

This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills, energy and enthusiasm to make a real difference to a vibrant local charity which supports destitute asylum seekers.

The role is an entry level administrator position, and would be a great start for anyone looking for a career in the charity sector. You will be providing administrative support for key organisational functions such as: volunteer recruitment and training, service delivery, processing donations and financial record keeping. As part of a small staff team, working with a large volunteer led organisation, you will gain valuable insight into many aspects of how charities operate.

You’ll be self reliant with a ‘can-do’ attitude, but equally able to work collaboratively and consultatively. You’ll be a clear communicator with an eye for detail and quality.

You’ll have great organisational skills and be highly confident using ICT to make administrative tasks easier. Crucially, you’ll care passionately about supporting destitute asylum seekers, and supporting ASSIST to deliver the best service it can. If this sounds like you, we can’t wait to hear from you!

The key responsibilities of this post are to:

To give administrative support to staff and volunteer teams to enable ASSIST’s support to asylum seekers to be delivered effectively including:

l Deal with internal/external post/emails.

l To receive, screen and make telephone calls, resolving enquiries where possible, taking messages or redirecting calls as appropriate.

l process donations and banking

l process welfare payments and petty cash

Induction and day to day support for volunteers recruited to support this work

Application packs are not available by email from the office. They are only available on our website:

Applications can ONLY be submitted by email to: jobs

Deadline for applications to be received: 5pm on Monday 3rd February

Interview date: Monday 17th February

1. Charity Administrative Worker job Advert Jan 2013.pdf

2. ASSIST Job Application Form.doc

3. Charity Administrative Worker  Job Description.pdf

4. Person Spec Charity Administrative Worker.pdf

5. ASSIST Annual Report 2012-2013.pdf

6. Background Info about ASSIST.doc

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL EXHIBITION AND VIGIL – Monday 27th January 1-5pm short films, Vigil 5.30 – 6.30pm

22 Jan

Holocaust Memorial Day – Monday 27th January 2014

Every year on 27th January, the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). HMD has taken place in the UK since 2001.

To mark the day this year, Sheffield City Council have organised a candlelit vigil with speakers on Monday 27th January, 5.30-6.30pm in the Winter Gardens.

There will also be a selection of short films to view in the Activities Room at the Millennium Galleries between 1-5pm on Monday the 27th:

The films will be showing on a continuous loop, so you are welcome to come along anytime during the showing, the event is free.

Millennium galleries have put the HMD film information online:

Also on Monday 27th January, the Showroom Cinema will be showing the film Hannah Arendt (2013).

There will be a collection of posters displayed in the Winter Gardens to mark HMD from Saturday 25 January to Friday 31 January. As part of the display there will be an opportunity for people to write down their thoughts and reflections about their own journeys.


Tickets on sale for Peter Pan, the 2014 Stephen Hill panto

17 Jan

This year’s Stephen Hill Youth pantomime is Peter Pan. It runs from Wednesday 26 February to Saturday 1 March. Tickets, at £4/3 are available from Bob Hodges on 0114 230 3207. More information is on the flyer below.

Peter Pan Stephen Hill panto

New Social Group for over 50’s in crookes

16 Jan

I’m writing to inform you of a new Social Group for the over 50’s in Crookes.

Sheffield 50+ are working in partnership with Crookes Forum and One to One Community Care to provide a group with social activities plus the chance to have a voice over any issues they have.

Crookes Forum would like to see more for the Over 50’s and One-to-One Community Care have agreed for us to use their venues.

The first meeting will take place on Wed 29 January from 10 – 12 at a venue on School Road, Crookes.

Places are limited so to book a place contact Mark or Julie at Sheffield 50+ on 2536736.



Expert Patients Programme

15 Jan

The Expert Patients Programme is a six week course designed for adults living with any long-term health condition e.g. mental health conditions, diabetes, COPD, heart disease etc. It runs for 2 and a half hours per week for six weeks and the next course will be starting on Wednesday 12th February 10.00am – 12.30pm at Norfolk House.

This course is open to anybody and if you know of anyone who would benefit from this kind of support then please pass their details on to Holly Denniff or Janie Vendeiro whose details are on the attached flyer. Unfortunately there will no longer be funding available for this course after March so please take full advantage!

epp manor flyer.docx

Crookes Forum Open Meeting – Wed 29th Jan 2014

15 Jan

7.30pm – 9pm  (7pm for refreshments)
Crookes Social Club Mulehouse Rd
In the Midfield Suite through the Members Bar

On the Agenda so far:

Pete Lonsdale from Crookes Social Club – come and find out more about this great local institution. It needs our support in these difficult times. You can hire its rooms for parties, groups, clubs etc at really competitive rates.

Art in Crookes – A new local group.

Environmental improvements to the High Street.

Crookes Winter Plan

Sheffield on the Move – January 23rd Meeting

14 Jan

Sheffield on the Move will next meet on Thursday 23 January at Sheffield Town Hall at 5.30pm.

Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available from 5pm in the Reception Room where the meeting will be held.

A copy of the agenda and draft notes of our October meeting are attached.

For January the main items are presentations on Sheffield City Region (please see attachment) and Sheffield’s Air Quality Action Plan. Both will be followed by Question and Answer sessions.

A future Forum will look in more detail at 20mph speed limits.



Sheffield City Region Combined Authority – transport briefing

Greg Challis
Senior Transport Planner
Transport Strategy
Room G30, Town Hall
Sheffield S1 2HH
0114 205 3303

Sheffield for Democracy is hosting a Public Meeting Thursday 23rd January:

13 Jan

Sheffield for Democracy is hosting a Public Meeting Thursday 23rd January:

 “Democracy: Safe in their hands?“

6.30 for 7.00pm  at Quaker Meeting House St James Street, Sheffield

Speakers:         Alex Runswick, Director of Unlock Democracy

Stephen Twigg MP, now Labour’s spokesperson on constitutional matters

Lib Dem speaker: Nick Clegg invited; unable to attend; alternative speaker invited

Green Party and Conservative Party also invited to make contributions.

This is the period when political parties will be working out what to put in their manifestoes, so a good time to engage in discussions with them about what we would like to see. We are hoping for a good audience for these national figures so please get the date in your diary now!

Also, please think of ways of informing your friends and contacts, and of encouraging them to attend. Flyer attached. I will put out an updated one when we get the name of Lib Dem speaker

We look forward to seeing you at this, our first event of 2014.

Vicky Seddon


Sheffield for Democracy

Download a flyer for this event here

Sheff for Dem Flyer3