Community Initiatives and Activities.
Collaborating with our local communities to bring benefits for all.
Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park has launched a new grants programme which is aimed at community organisations providing services and activities that help support physical and mental health and wellbeing, and reduce social isolation.
The Legacy Fund welcomes applications from grassroots community organisations within a three mile radius of Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park with funding of up to £1,000 available.
South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation administers the fund.
The fund is currently closed but will re-open again in the near future.
Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park junior parkrun takes place every Sunday at 9am. The vision of parkrun and junior parkrun is to create a healthier, happier planet.
junior parkrun is a weekly event for 4-14 year olds – a safe, traffic-free, timed 2km route to walk, jog or run. It’s free to take part, just register once to receive a barcode, then turn up and have fun.
All events are organised by a group of wonderful, dedicated, local volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include – run directors, timers, scanners, warm up leader, tail walker, finish funnel managers and marshals.
Oasis Community Hub
The Oasis Community Hub at Oasis Academy Don Valley serves the pupils, families, and wider community in the local area. A Hub Council is in place, made up of staff, parents and community members who help plan and implement the Community Hub activities.
Current activities include coffee mornings, allotment sessions, litter picking groups, health walks and a second-hand clothes stall. Other activities throughout the year have included Christmas quizzes, bike workshops, food bank collections, fundraising events, and running Healthy Holidays programmes during the school holidays.
If you are interested in joining the Hub Council and supporting your local community, we would love to hear from you.
Sheffield Eagles Heritage Project
The Sheffield Eagles Heritage Project is a two-year project, led by the Eagles Foundation and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to collect, record and share the heritage of Sheffield Eagles Rugby Football League Club.
There are many stories to be told and shared about the club, the coaches, the players, and the fans. Until now these stories have never been collected or shared and this project is an opportunity to look back to where the club has come from and also to look forward with the club now based at its new ground at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.
Existing supporters, potential new fans, past and present players, coaching staff, support staff, heritage enthusiasts, local schools and the broader community of Sheffield are all invited to get involved.
Public Involvement in Research Group
Want to help shape our research?
The Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) Public Involvement in Research Group (PIRG) aims to support the development and delivery of high quality research. The group will provide a forum to enable researchers to engage and listen to the public and for the public to directly support, challenge and participate in the design and delivery of research.
We want to make sure that the public and patient voice is included in all aspects of AWRC research as we develop new ideas and products that aim to help people to move more and improve wellbeing
The group will provide a forum to enable researchers to engage and listen to the public and for the public to directly support, challenge and participate in the design and delivery of research.
Outdoor City Run Routes
Our Outdoor City Run Routes are part of a city wide programme funded by England Athletics. Over 30 run routes are signposted and mapped in 15 of Sheffield’s parks and woodlands. The run routes on Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park include 1km and 1.8km easy rated routes. These also include an optional climb to the top of the hill to take in the view across the city.
A longer 6km medium rated route takes in sections of the nearby Sheffield and Tinsley Canal, Attercliffe and River Don. All routes start and finish at the 100m marked track and are clearly signposted throughout. They are free to use and always available.