The Sheffield United Community Foundation is a charity working in the areas of sport participation, education, health and social inclusion. Its key aim is to build links between the football club and the community using the appeal of football and sport in general to encourage, motivate and inspire individuals regardless of background to achieve their potential.
We offer a range of programmes from Literacy Enrichment to Diplomas in Sport
Creating safer, stronger, more respectful communities through the development of people’s potential
We engage, motivate and inspire individuals to encourage a life long participation in physical activity and sport
We seek to improve the health and well being of people in Sheffield by running a number of local groups
Sheffield United Community Foundation has been working with Macmillan Active Everyday and Sheffield Hallam University to provide a group of men who have suffered from cancer at some stage in their lives the opportunity to engage in physical activity and exercise in the safe and inspiring setting of Bramall Lane.
The programme which is known as Fans Fighting Cancer (Fans F.C.) is a 12 week programme which includes low impact physical activity that gradually progresses to a walking football match by the final session.
Physical activity has been shown to help people during their rehabilitation by reducing tiredness and some side effects of cancer treatment, improving mood and quality of life, whilst looking after the heart and reducing the risk of other health related problems suffered by cancer patients.
Participants from the Sheffield United Community Foundation's National Citizen Service (NCS) summer programme completed one of their social action projects in support of a local charity, Sheffield Young Carers.
As part of the NCS programme participants deliver a social action project that benefits their local community. This is a chance for young people to give back to their community whilst learning to become responsible citizens.
An enthusiastic group of NCS participants developed a project to help support Sheffield Young Carers, a charity that helps young people who are fulfilling a role as a carer. They put together "care packages" for each young carer that includes a variety of luxury items to help them relax and feel good. The young carers received their packages from the NCS participants at a residential run by the charity that offers these young people time away from their day to day responsibilities.
With support from the Sheffield United Community Foundation, over 400 participants aged 15-17 years old attended the NCS summer programme and completed over 36 separate social action projects to benefit communities within Sheffield.
Our school sports programme helped over 2000 children get active
We have invested over £7000 in 36 action projects in Sheffield
We ran sports camps with over 778 participants
Our Coach Academy has trained 68 young people
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