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START UP PROJECT

Are you aged 50 or over?

Would you like to see new activities happening in your area?

Do you want to develop an idea to start something yourself?

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START UP is a programme managed by Ignite Imaginations, giving an opportunity for local people aged 50 and over in Sheffield to be start something new or develop something they are already involved in. We want to spark new ideas, give strength to existing provision and create new and interesting opportunities for older people in the area.
 

From music nights in the local library to gardening advice in the local supermarket, we want to encourage people to Start Up and get involved.
 

We are also able to offer up to £200 per Start Up to cover expenses.  
 

If you meet the criteria and this sounds like something you or someone you know would like to be involved in e-mail your interest to enquiries@igniteimaginations.org.uk or call 0114 268 6813

VOLUNTEER

Starting up something isn’t for everyone but there are other ways you can get involved with the project like volunteering. If you are interested or know someone who might be suitable click here for more information.

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MEET THE TEAM

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KATE SULLY

Kate is a professional artist based in Sheffield working in a range of media often using digitally printed textiles to create large scale 2D and 3D pieces. 

WHAT'S ON

Below are a few public sessions which our Start Ups are currently running

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Sheltered Voices over 50s Choir

Meet every fortnight at the Quaker Meeting House, Thursdays 1PM - 3PM


If you are over 50 and love to sing then this is certainly for you, come and sing some old classics in a friendly environment.

Contact John -  0114 242 4066

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Natter Café

Tuesdays 10.15-11.15 St. Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats
 

All welcome.

 

Just pop along. 

 

 

 

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Community Garden Group

Meet every Tuesday 2-4 pm and Thursday 1-4 pm at Woodhouse Community Allotments, Victoria Road Woodhouse.

 

If you are interested in meeting new people and getting a bit of fresh air then this group could be just what you are looking for. 


Contact Sue Claydon sue51@outlook.com

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Dementia Cafe

Third Monday of each month, The Parlour Cafe, Broomhall


A friendly environment for those suffering from dementia and their careers to come and have a cup of tea and join in with activities.


Contact Tracy - 07967309730

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Weekly Art Group

Wednesdays 10-12 at White Willows, Dyche Road, Sheffield, S8 8DS

 

All welcome.

 

Contact  Keith Broscombe - 0114 237 7960

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Dance Fit 50s

Meet every Wednesday 1-2 pm at St James Church Hall Woodhouse.

 

Open to all over 50.

An accessible fitness class. A chance to keep active and meet new people. 


Contact Nicola Garnet 07736221829

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Mosborough History Group

First Wednesday of the month 1PM - 3PM, St Marks Church, Mosborough
 

Come along and share your stories about the Mosborough area over a cup of tea. 


Contact Phillip philipstaton88@gmail.com

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Remember When Cafe

Frecheville Community Sports ground, Silkstone Road S12 4RH


A friendly and relaxed dementia-friendly cafe serving wonderful home-cooked food at affordable prices. 
 

Contact them via their Facebook Page for more information

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High Fives Social Cafe

Meets at Abbey Pub, Abbey Lane. 11AM - 1PM Wednesdays.

 

Location is subject to change so please get in touch.

 

Social chat group hoping to expand into arts and crafts. 


Contact derekeastham@hotmail.co.uk

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Men's Social Group

Meet fortnightly at Woodhouse Library 3.30-4.30pm.

 


Contact Richard Heeley 07846 522743

OUR VIDEOS

In partnership with Age Better in Sheffield, we have helped 75 people over the age of 50 start something new in their local area to help combat isolation and loneliness.

Summer 2019...

Welcome to Community Gardening Group in Woodhouse...

Welcome to Sheffield Tuneless Choir...

Welcome to Chair Aerobics...

Welcome to the Men's Social Group...

Welcome to Mosborough History Meeting Group...

Welcome to Ladies Zumba...

Welcome to Social Chin Wag...

Below are some of the groups which we have supported in the past. 

  • Shirebrook Conservation Group

  • Ladies writing group  in Woodseats

  • Sheffield Organic Growers

  • ‘Have a doodle’ craft sessions 

  • Firth Park Culture Day 2016

  • Dementia Cafe in Broomhall

  • Martial Arts groups in Woodhouse and Hansworth

  • Mosborough History Group

  • Day trips with a group of Yemeni men

  • Oral History Group

  • Keep fit for Somali Women. 

  • Pagan Women's group