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Space to Think event – Public sector finances with Cllr Olivia Blake 

17th July 2018

We all know that public sector funding has been fundamentally changed over the last 10 years, with significant consequences for what and how public services are delivered.  The impact on our communities has been substantial, for individuals and the neighbourhood within which they live and work. It has also been felt in voluntary and community…

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State of the voluntary and community sector in Sheffield 2018

17th July 2018

We have commissioned Sheffield University to do some research to better understand the state of the voluntary and community sector in Sheffield.  Please tell us your experience of the sector, and of volunteering so that we can build a picture of what we do as a sector, the contribution we make to the city, and…

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Heavily subsidised Small Charity Training in Sheffield

7th July 2018

With support from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the FSI is delivering a heavily subsidised training event in Sheffield on 11th September offering small and local charities and community groups four courses on key fundraising topics: Developing Your Fundraising Strategy (Full Day) Developing Corporate Relationships (Full Day) An Introduction to Online Fundraising & Crowdfunding (AM Half Day) Engaging with Online Fundraisers (PM Half Day) Training courses on…

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Grants for Projects Tackling Health Issues Amongst Vulnerable People

1st July 2018

From 1st July, registered and exempted Charities will be able to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to help them to deliver community based projects. Priority is given to projects that focus on homelessness; domestic abuse; prisoners/offenders; and refugees and asylum seekers. Eligible organisations with an operating income of at least £100,000 and…

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Chesterfield Time Bank is now live online!

28th June 2018

You can now look at offers and requests to see what time banking is all about before you decide whether to become a member, please visit here Groups, clubs and organisations can join too!  So if you want an opportunity to promote, recruit help, reward your current volunteers or just like the idea of time…

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People Keeping Well in Dore & Totley – ‘Get Involved Grants’

28th June 2018

Aim of the fund Get Involved Grants are available to help create opportunities and develop local activity that improves health and wellbeing in the following neighbourhoods: Dore Totley The funding is for existing activities or new activities/projects in these neighbourhoods which support the overall aims of the Dore and Totley People Keeping Well (PKW) Who…

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Volunteer Strategy Launch

15th May 2018

Volunteering lies at the heart of Sheffield: it brings communities together to take action; and it gives a sense of purpose and fulfilment to people right across the city; and it provides support and services for vulnerable groups. We have worked across the voluntary, public and private sectors to develop a strategic approach to volunteering…

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A voluntary and community Vision for the city

15th May 2018

The social leaders network has been working up its vision for the city: for a city where everyone has an equal chance to lead a fulfilling life, everyone shares the benefits of economic growth, and everyone feels they can influence what happens in their life and their community.  The Social leaders Network is an inclusive…

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Move more month

15th May 2018

June is Sheffield’s Move More month.  Its part of a city-wide programme to make Sheffield the most active core city – reducing inactivity levels and promoting health and well being.  It would be great if as many groups from the voluntary and community sector got invovled!  There’s more information here including signing your organisation up to…

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Space to Think – Network / Share / Learn / Inspire

15th May 2018

We all have busy jobs, and sometimes its hard to find the space to step back and think about the bigger issues.  But without spending that time it gets harder and harder to solve the immediate problem! Voluntary Action Sheffield’s ‘Space to Think’ events offers the opportunity for  Chief Executives and senior managers to reflect…

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