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Members of the Pride of Place Board

Opportunities for people in Sheffield could see a boost

Council funding to support the Sheffield Pride of Place Board, which aims to create economic opportunity for local people, is to be considered.

Cllr Hunt at UKREiiF

Sheffield makes its mark at UK’s largest real estate event

Sheffield leaders were front and centre at the UK’s largest real estate and investment event in Leeds last week, championing the city across dozens of panel sessions, showcases and debates. 

Sheffield City Council’s flagship Heart of the City development in Sheffield City Centre

Leaders to showcase Sheffield as a global, green and growing city at UK’s largest real estate event

Sheffield’s leaders head to the UK’s largest real estate and investment event next week, ready to showcase Sheffield as a global, green and growing city that is delivering dynamic spaces to work, live and play.

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New vision for creativity in Sheffield to be influenced by local people

Sheffield residents are being asked to have their say on what art and culture should look like for the city in the future.

Cole Brothers

Lease agreed with Urban Splash to transform Cole Brothers building

Plans to transform the former Cole Brothers building in Barker’s Pool are one step closer with Urban Splash signing a lease for the building with the Council.

Inside Canada House, Sheffield

Sheffield chosen to host UK summit of cultural decision makers

Leaders from the creative and cultural sectors, local government and funders from across the UK will meet in Sheffield for a major policymaking summit.

BiG Challenge Award Winners 2024

Celebrating young entrepreneurship in Sheffield

Budding young entrepreneurs from across Sheffield were celebrated at the BiG Challenge Awards 2024, last night.

A group of people watching a presentation at a women’s networking event.

International Women's Day 2024 - The Employers Forum

One of Opportunity Sheffield's delivery partners, The Employers Forum, is currently working on a project designed to meet the employability needs of Pakistani Women living in Sheffield.

The second development site for council homes in Newstead, Sheffield, is surrounded by a green fence

More than 1,000 council homes to be built by 2029

More than 1,000 council homes will be built or acquired in the next five years to increase the number of properties available in Sheffield.

Inside Canada House, Sheffield

Funding approved to support completion of new regional music education hub

Harmony Works Trust Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) are to receive £118,250 in funding for the development and completion of a detailed business case for a regional music education hub at Castlegate.

Man Djing

Report highlights ‘moment of opportunity’ for Sheffield culture sector

A review of Sheffield’s culture sector has highlighted areas of growth and opportunity for the city.  

Brooklyn Works, Sheffield

Plans to champion Sheffield’s heritage set out

A plan to drive forward the Heritage Strategy for Sheffield is to be considered.  

The Burgess building in Sheffield on a sunny day

New webpage showcases exciting transformation of Sheffield city centre

An incredible number of regeneration projects are currently taking place in the centre of Sheffield, all helping to create a city centre fit for the future.

Cllr Hunt

"Putting the spotlight on Sheffield talent": Monthly video message from Cllr Tom Hunt

Councillor Tom Hunt discusses the upcoming MOBOs and the fringe events taking place across Sheffield to celebrate.

People singing

Support in the Pipeline for Sheffield-based cultural organisations

Sheffield cultural organisations are set to benefit from £250K in investment to support them in the early stages of set up – aiming to give them the best possible start.

It's time to MOBOLISE

MOBO Awards Sheffield – The Fringe: Line up announced for Music Industry expert panel event

Sheffield presents a special music industry educational panel discussion and Q&A with key leaders from across the British music industry on Tuesday 6 February, as part of MOBO Awards Sheffield: The Fringe.

MOBO Awards previous year

Sheffield gears up for MOBO Awards with three days of events

Sheffield will host a series of events to celebrate the MOBO Awards coming to the city for the first time. 

The former Market Tavern pub house with demolition work evident on the upper floors with a blue cherry picker in front and the building is surrounded by hoardings

Demolition to begin on unsafe former Sheffield pub

A former Sheffield city centre pub will have to be demolished after it was deemed unsafe following investigation work.

Cllr Martin Smith, Showroom Cinema

DocFest funding approved for next three years

Sheffield City Council have approved funding of £100,000 a year to support the delivery of the International Documentary Festival Sheffield (DocFest), for the next three years.

Cllr Tom Hunt

December's video message from Cllr Tom Hunt

Cllr Tom Hunt, Leader of Sheffield City Council, speaks about the Cost of Living crisis, the impact it has on residents in Sheffield and the support available from the Council to put some extra cash in the pockets of those who need a little bit of help.

Cole Brothers building

Plans to redevelop former Cole Brothers building move forward

Exciting plans to transform the former Cole Brothers building in Baker’s Pool into a mixed-use entertainment, leisure and retail venue is moving forward. A report is due to be heard by Members at Sheffield City Council to seek approval to enter into an agreement with Urban Splash over the lease of the building.

Castelayne care home in Gleadless Valley

Sheffield City Council successful in funding application for extension of Gleadless Valley Masterplan

In the latest developments for the Gleadless Valley Masterplan, Sheffield City Council have been successful in applying for external funding to demolish two unoccupied buildings in an extension to the current planned development.

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Sheffield creatives to shape new vision for culture in the city

Sheffield creatives to shape new vision for culture in the city     Sheffield creatives, including makers, musicians, artists, and designers, are being invited to help shape a groundbreaking new culture strategy for the city. The Sheffield Culture Strategy 2024 will provide a roadmap for the development of the city’s cultural sector, and address some of the long-standing obstacles faced by creatives living and working in the city.

An LED lightbulb

£2.3 million to help Sheffield cultural and community venues reduce their carbon footprint

Cultural and community buildings in Sheffield will benefit from a £2.3 million investment to help reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions, improving resilience and protecting jobs. Running until March 2025, the project will support public venues, which are home to cultural organisations, including museums, galleries and showrooms, as well as buildings used by the local community.

Councillor Martin Smith, stood inside the AMRC at the University of Sheffield, behind him are people enjoying the groundbreaking event which shows  a robot resembling a vehicle

£80m investment aims to decarbonise air transport

Sheffield City Councillors attended the groundbreaking of The Composites at Speed and Scale (COMPASS) research facility, at the University of Sheffield, yesterday (15 November 2023). 

L-R: Chris West, Head of Operations at Keltbray, Louise Pavitt, Major Project Director at Keltbray, Lucia Lorente-Arnau, Principal Development Officer and Cllr Ben Miskell, Chair of Transport, Regeneration and Climate Committee.

Contractor appointed to transform historic Castlegate into green space

Exciting plans to transform one of the most historic parts of Sheffield city centre has moved a step closer with the appointment of the lead contractor.

Fargate containers

Future community uses for containers to be decided

The future community use of eight containers is to be decided at the Strategy and Resources Committee on Monday, November 20th. Proposals from six community groups for the containers, which used to sit at the top of Fargate, are to be considered.

Sheffield sky line

Ambition to boost Sheffield visitor economy

Sheffield City Council has adopted a new strategy to help make the city a leading destination for visitors across Europe, boosting the local economy and opportunities for Sheffield residents and businesses.

Flood defences

First phase of Upper Don Flood Alleviation Scheme complete

The first phase of improvements to Sheffield’s flood defences are now complete in the Loxley Valley, Hillsborough. The Upper Don Flood Alleviation Scheme aims to protect 63 homes and 152 businesses from the damaging effects of flooding, like those seen in the area in 2007 and 2019.  

Sheffield skyline

£1.75m available to boost small and medium business productivity

Businesses can apply for one of two grants: productivity or digital innovation. Both are designed to help businesses save time, space, energy and materials, without cutting jobs. Business owners will also get access to expert support to review, increase their productivity and monitor their outputs going forward.

A shot of Sheffield's Botanical Gardens greenhouse, with lots of people walking on the path in front

Tourist industry boosts Sheffield’s economy by £1.35 billion in 2022

More than 15 million people visited Sheffield in 2022, bringing an estimated £1.35billion boost to the city’s economy.

A row of shops with flats above. The shopfronts are newly painted.

Council funding will empower communities to transform high streets

Business led community groups will deliver new event spaces, improved shopfronts and street art thanks to £2 million of investment into neighbourhoods by Sheffield City Council.