For details of the Community Development Officer role in this project, Meet Faisal HERE.
Working in partnership with Comic Relief and Sport England, Active Burngreave is an initiative to encourage more people to take part in weekly physical activity.
It also uses sport and physical activity as a hook to address social outcomes such as anti-social behaviour, unemployment or community cohesion, as identified by the people in that area.
Burngreave has been chosen as a focus community for this project, partially due to its deprivation data. It is Sheffield’s most culturally diverse ward, with the BME population accounting for nearly half its residents. Economic deprivation and a range of health and social issues mean that the area is ranked as one of the most deprived wards in the UK.
The project aims to:
Use Sport and physical activity to empower a community to create social change and have a positive impact on social issues
Following a four-month period of consultation with local residents and a range of community partners and groups, seven outcomes have been identified:
- Reduced isolation
- Increased understanding of the importance of physical activity
- More resilient
- Increase in sustainable physical activity
- More opportunities for training and education
- Increased aspirations of young people
- Increased ownership of parks amongst community to keep clean, safe and usable
Active Burngreave has been successful in securing funding from Comic Relief, to continue to “Use Sport and physical activity to empower the Burngreave community to create social change and have a positive impact on social issues
We intend to do this via a community led project, which combines activity delivery with training, education and empowerment of community members. Following a community panel meeting in February attended by local residents, community groups and young people, the following projects have been successful in securing funds to deliver local projects;
A project delivering both traditional Romani Dance sessions for local young people and an outreach project with local Roma families, aiming to improve their understanding of living healthy activity lifestyles. Sessions will take place on Saturdays at Page Hall Youth Centre. Family Health events will take place throughout the next year. For more information please contact Basil Sage, 07547739299 or email@example.com
Reach Up Group
A project working with girls and women from BME communities across Burngreave, providing a range of sport and physical activities. The project will also provide training and mentoring for volunteers, supporting women and girls to develop their skills and eventually run their own local projects. Sessions will take place at Verdon Recreation Centre, for more information please contact Safiya Saeed, 07473 527520 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Brother Burngreave
A project developed by young people for young people. Big Brother Burngreave provides a safe space for young men (aged 12-19 years) to take part in sport and activity, develop skills and take a range of sports qualifications. Sessions are led by trained young people, and mentored by the Active Burngreave Community Development Worker. Young people take part in activities, trips and qualifications which they choose, and talk about issues which are affecting them. Sessions are weekly, Saturday 1- 3pm at Verdon Recreation Centre. Contact Sahal Bare 07759 454034 email@example.com or Safiya Saeed, 07473 527520 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Aspiring Communities Together- ‘Community Connectors Project’
A project providing information about what is going on in your area, a chance to meet new people and improve your health. Organised walks to services across Burngreave and beyond, learning about what is on offer to you locally, how to get involved in projects, how to access services and support with your health. Sessions take place on Thursday, meeting at Fir Vale Healthy Living Centre (times vary)
Sophia Saleh email@example.com
Somali Disability Women’s Group
A project providing weekly physical activity sessions for BME women with a physical disability or those suffering from mental health issues. Women take part in low level physical activities, tailored to their individual needs, as well as support on diet and healthy lifestyles. Session takes place at Fir Vale Healthy Living Centre, Wednesday 12-2pm.
Pitsmoor Youth Club
A new local youth group, running sessions for young people aged 13-21 years. Tuesday 6:30 @ The Welcome Centre, (behind Christ Church), Nottingham Street, Pitsmoor,
Sheffield, S3 9AW
Huw Thomas on 07525 688479
Pete Agnew on 07881 557409 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Maan Somali Mental Health- Maan Active Well-being
A new Health and Well-being project, working with Somali adults experiencing mental health issues. The project will use a range of sports and activities to build confidence, improve mental well-being and increase physical activity levels.
Sharmarke Ismail & Susi Miller
0114 275 8556
Sharmarke: 07538 967 607
Susi: 07497 565 320
Attaawoon FC -Hamed Ibrahim email@example.com
Local football club aimed at supporting the Eritrean community to lead healthy and active lives. Support provided to upskill local volunteers, secure safe facilities and to refresh equipment to allow the delivery of 3 sessions per week (Adult, to 2 junior sessions)
Firth Park Boxing Club
(£500 Grant) – Support provided to raise and improve profile, increase membership and raise social media profile.
Roma Boys FC- firstname.lastname@example.org
(£500 Grant) – Support to weekly football sessions aimed at Roma young people from Page Hall
Burngreave Training Academy – Imran Ali, Saalik Education
A training programme aimed at young people and community leaders in Burngreave aimed to create a sustainable and trained workforce in Burngreave.
Sheffield Town FC- Mohammed Al Maysari
They aim to use football as a tool engage the local youth with futsal training sessions. They aim to run sessions and enter them in a local league. The main aims are to improve fitness levels, reduce amount of time spent on the streets, and develop team workings skills and responsibilities
Shaibi Community Association- Rafiq Saleh
To develop a new community Volleyball session, allowing new members to join and develop their skills, connect with other members of the community and improve their lifestyle. Weekly sessions run by volunteers will be open to anyone to join.
Sheffield Horn of Africa- Kaltun Elmi
The project aims to have self-defence and Zumba classed weekly for 12 weeks. The aim is to improve lifestyles overall from a sedentary one, to a more physical one; leading to feelings of better wellbeing.
Always an Alternative- Anthony Olaseinde
To use American Football as a tool to engage young people in weekly activity, whilst supporting them to improve life chances through various workshops, mentoring and support.
Emergency support to families and young people suffering hardship due to COVID-19. Funding will provide a much needed secure telephone helpline for domestic violence, those suffering with mental health issues and support for single parent families. A team of volunteers will provide much needed wellbeing hampers- including food, medicines, essential products, and an opportunity for young people to have someone to talk to. A RED, AMBER, GREEN system will be used to support those young people most vulnerable, with a safeguarding issue at home. Sport will be used as a tool to engage the whole family, but particularly young people.
Care for Young People’s Future CiC
Care for Young Peopl’s Future CIC aims to is to support, mentor and empower young people from the Roma community and any other disadvantaged background (EAL, Refugees, looked after Children and children with special needs without a diagnosis) and to raise awareness of the Roma cultural background by working in partnership with all relevant services and public bodies. This project is to use the power of dance to improve integration, celebrate local culture and to improve health and wellbeing. Contact: Terezia Rostas email@example.com
Saba Well-being Group- Aden Yasin
Just Come and Be Active- a programme of weekly activities for Somali (Ethnically Diverse Communities) men and women led by volunteers within a newly sourced community centre