Projects rewarded by Active Burngreave

Projects rewarded by Active Burngreave

Story by Kathryn Mudge

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:

Romano Jilo

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, 0754 7739 299 or

Reach Up Group

A project working with girls and women from BAME 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 527 520 or

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 12- 2pm at Verdon Recreation Centre. Contact Sahal Bare on 07759 454 034 or email

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) for more information contact Usha Blackham, 0114 243 4340/251 8903

We are still open for applications to Active Burngreave

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. We intend to do this via a community led project which combines activity delivery with training, education and empowerment of community members. Applications are open for projects to apply for up to £500 and up to £5000. Applications forms available by request, please contact Kathryn Mudge on 07702 211 896 or

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