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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 268 6813
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.
Below are a few public sessions which our Start Ups are currently running
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.
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