Communities empowered to shape decisions with launch of Local Area Committees

Written by Sheffield City Council Sheffield City Council is to revolutionise how citizens can influence the decisions that matter to communities, committing to a modern way of engaging, empowering and enabling Sheffielders to shape their local areas. In May 2021 the council will transform its approach to the planning and delivery of services, with greater…

The Building Block construction training programme to continue into third year

Sheffield City Council’s construction training programme The Building Block will operate for a third year, with funding secured to allow the continuation of the project. Hundreds of people have been supported into construction employment through the programme during its first two years, supported by CITB’s Construction Skills Fund. From April 2021, The Building Block will…

Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Response Fund second round

Written by Sheffield City Council We are pleased to launch a second round of the Community COVID-19 Response Fund. This short-term funding is designed to support the Voluntary and Community Sector in their work around preventing the spread of COVID-19, testing and outbreak management, supporting people to isolate and supporting Covid-19 vaccination uptake. Applications will…

SCC Councillors invite responses on impacts of food poverty

Have you been affected by Food Poverty in Sheffield? A cross-party group of Sheffield City Councillors is keen to hear about, and understand people’s experience of food poverty in the city, so that they can make recommendations on how to improve things. We want to hear about what you think is important – this might…

Balanced budget and future focus despite pressures of Covid-19

Written by Sheffield City Council Following public consultation, we have set out Sheffield’s 2021/22 budget, investing in the care sector, youth services and community safety, giving Council Tax support to those who need it most, retaining citywide essential services to all residents, and delivering on priorities for a sustainable future, despite the challenges brought about…

SCC information webinars for National Apprenticeship Week

During the upcoming National Apprenticeship Week, which starts on Monday 8 February, Opportunity Sheffield is staging a series of online information sessions for people who may be interested in applying for an apprenticeship. The local webinar programme – led by Opportunity Sheffield’s IAG/Apprenticeship Adviser Emily Hornblower – complements the national events, which can also be…

Webcast details for Holocaust Memorial Day Vigil on Weds 27 Jan

On Holocaust Memorial Day we share the memory of millions who were murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in order to challenge hatred and persecution in the world today. The theme this year is ‘BE THE LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS’ where there will be readings and reflections from the Lord Mayor, Leader of the…