A youth football club in Burngreave has been granted funding to help tackle extremism and keep young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour. The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire has awarded £4,500 to Aden Steelers Football Club from his Community Grants Scheme. The club encourages young people in north east Sheffield to take part in sports activities. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Gleadless Valley is to receive a government grant of £510,000 to improve local amenities and housing stock on the 1950s estate. The regeneration plan for the area is to be developed in consultation with local residents, community groups and other partners. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Plans to uncover some of Sheffield’s riverside history are moving forward at Castlegate thanks to new funding from the Environment Agency. The Environment Agency has awarded a £50,000 grant to Sheffield City Council to develop designs for Sheaf Field, which could ultimately see the River Sheaf de-culverted as it passes the former Castle Market site. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Scientists and clinicians in Sheffield are set to receive close to £1 million from Cancer Research UK and the National Institute for Health Research. The funding is to support ground-breaking work at the city’s Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre over a five year period. The Centre is a collaboration between scientists at the University of Sheffield and the clinical trials unit at Weston Park Cancer Hospital, part of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Around 100 doctors, nurses and scientists in the city are devoting their energies to developing innovative and more effective cancer treatments. Baillor Jalloh spoke to Professor Sarah Danson of the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre.
The Jane Tomlinson Appeal has awarded two Sheffield charities significant grants to support their healthcare work. Weston Park Hospital will be assisted to provide essential support to older cancer patients, while Paces Sheffield will receive a grant for a fieldworker to support children with complex health needs. Azz Mohammed spoke to Helen Gentle of Weston Park Hospital.
Key Fund, the North of England’s specialist social investor, has launched a new £10m fund to invest in 300 social enterprises over the next three years. Founded in 1999, the Sheffield-based Key Fund has supported thousands of social enterprises to deliver positive social impact in communities across the North and Midlands. Social enterprises supported can operate across any sector, and could be as diverse as new artists, reducing homelessness, recycling projects and community-run pubs. The new £10m fund includes loan and grant investment packages of up to £150,000 per business. Key Fund have also secured a £4.5m finance arrangement from Big Society Capital, to support general investment activity. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Matt Smith, chief executive of Key Fund.
Sheffield-based Eclipse Theatre have been awarded a grant of £125,000 by Arts Council England. The company, formed in 2010, aim to be at the forefront of delivering stories from the Black British experience in regional theatres. The grant funding, part of the Catalyst: Evolve programme, is intended to support development of the company. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Founder and Artistic Director, Dawn Walton.
The Archer project, a Sheffield charity for homeless and vulnerable people, has won a £60,000 grant from Lloyds Banking Group. The charity will receive £20,000 a year for the next three years to help homeless and other vulnerable people across the city. The Archer Project helps people in need of food and shelter and also supports the homeless to gain valuable skills. They rely mainly on donations from members of the public. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Tracey Viner, Marketing and Development Manager.