This blog is no longer being updated

29 Nov

This blog is no longer being updated. You can stay up to date and find out more about the South Local Area Committee using the links below: 

Citywide Consultation on the Removal of BT Payphones in the Sheffield Area – Closing date 27th July 2021

28 Jun


BT is proposing to remove several payphones in the Sheffield area.

Why we are consulting

Consultations on the proposal have been carried out by BT and us. 

We are now consulting on the “First Notification”. This is our draft decision on whether to object or consent to the removal of the payphone equipment at the 46 proposed locations across the city.

If you wish to comment on this First Notification, please email or write to Sheffield City Council, as the local planning authority, at:

Forward & Area Planning Team
Sheffield City Council
Howden House
1 Union Street
Sheffield   S1 2SH

Please quote the telephone number of the telephone kiosk or the location if you are commenting on 1 or more kiosks.

The deadline is Tuesday 27 July 2021.


Further information can be found here

Outdoor Hospitality Grant announced (opens 18th May 2021)

17 May

A new Outdoor Hospitality Grant will shortly be available to Sheffield businesses who have invested in their outdoor premises to welcome back customers outside.

Applications for the grant will open at 2pm on Tuesday 18th May. 

What is the grant for?

Applications for funding must be made for specific items, such as:

  • Shelters and gazebos
  • Tables and chairs
  • Decking and platforms
  • Planters
  • Marquees (purchase or hire)
  • Payment terminals
  • Signage
  • Lighting and costs associated with the installation of eligible items

Please note: heaters, licenses, legal fees, and wage costs are not eligible for funding.

How much funding is available?

Grant payments of between £1,000 and £3,000 will be awarded to cover either 100% of the costs or to part-fund larger costs (up to a maximum total spend of £20,000).

The funding will be tied to specific items of expenditure either planned or already paid for and can also be used to part-fund items. There are limits on the number of awards that can be made to a business: one grant per premises and a maximum of 3 premises per business.

Who can apply?

The grant applies to those businesses who are already open for outdoor hospitality and for businesses that are planning to open outdoor spaces but have not yet done so. Businesses must be from the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, and entertainment sectors and be able to demonstrate an outdoor hospitality offer.

Grants will be awarded for costs associated with adapting a business to increase capacity for outdoor hospitality, following the Roadmap announcement on 22nd February 2021 or for planned spend on outdoor hospitality in the coming weeks. Spend must be completed by 21st June 2021.

Do I need to apply if I’ve received a grant before?

Yes. There are no automatic payments for the new Outdoor Hospitality Grants; whereas automatic payments have been made to businesses for forced closure grants, this is a new scheme which requires a new application.

What do I need to prepare before applying?

Applications will be assessed on a first come, first served basis so it’s really important that you have the documents you need prepared before you apply. 

You will need:

  • Invoices for eligible costs dated after 22nd February 2020
  • A bank statement to verify bank details
  • Evidence of invoices being paid or valid quotes (where costs have not yet been incurred)

How do I apply?

Applications will open at 2pm on Tuesday 18th May on the Sheffield City Council website, here:

Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund (closing date 30th June 2021)

17 May

The Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) are encouraging community organisations, charities and groups to apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects to help tackle loan sharks. Collaborative bids between multiple agencies are also welcome. The funding comes from money seized from convicted loan sharks under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA). Projects must raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks, reduce crime and disorder and have a positive impact on communities.

The deadline for POCA applications is 30th June 2021. Application forms can be found on the Stop Loan Sharks website .

Sheffield Community Safety Partnership Funding 2021-22 (closing date to apply 14th May 2021)

29 Apr

The Sheffield Community Safety Partnership (CSP) discretionary fund is available to non-profit organisations in Sheffield who are working to address the local priorities identified by the CSP and the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

Applications to the discretionary fund are now open and further information is provided in the attached explanatory note and proposal form.scsp-explanatory-note-2021-22Downloadscsp-proposal-form-2021-22Download

Completed proposal forms should be emailed to and by the deadline of 5pm Friday 14th May 2021.


FREE Live FaceBook Event 2nd May 2021 – Music Makes Memories – All Welcome

27 Apr

Housing and Neighbourhoods Community Fund is now Open for applications (closing date 27th June 2021)

27 Apr

community fundThe next round of our Community Fund scheme is now open!

The fund supports stronger, successful communities by making grants available to local voluntary, community and self-help groups wanting to make a difference in their local neighbourhood.  Grants are available for organisations that work with council tenants, or in and around council housing estates in Sheffield and for exciting, innovative projects which would benefit council tenants.  If you are involved in an organisation which could benefit from a Community Fund grant please get in touch with us at for further information and to request an application form. The deadline for applications for the next round is Sunday 27th June 2021

Do you know someone who is socially isolated or lonely?

22 Apr

b:friend is an award winning charity pairing volunteer befrienders with socially isolated older neighbours in the community to pop in, once a week, for a cuppa and a chat. Through one to one befriending and community social groups we aim to reduce loneliness among our older neighbours by reconnecting them with people and places in the community. We aim to have an impact on secondary outcomes of isolation including onset of dementia, depression and hospital readmission.

b:friend has been pairing older neighbours with befrienders since 2017 throughout South Yorkshire. There is no charge to the older neighbour and the aim is to facilitate mutually beneficial friendships that can offer companionship long into the future. The charity will look to pair befrienders with individuals aged 65+ that consent to visits and do not have specialist support needs, including a diagnosis of dementia or acute mental health needs.

b:friend accept referrals via their encrypted website

Citywide Consultation on the Removal of BT Payphones in the Sheffield Area – April 2021

20 Apr

BT proposes to remove a number of payphones (the phone box and the equipment) across the city – see the document attached for their locations

The Council are collating views on the permanent removal of these services.

BT have already put notices in the kiosks.

If anyone wishes to comment or object to these proposals, please write to Sheffield City Council as the local planning authority

to Forward & Area Planning Team, Sheffield City Council, Howden House, 1 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2SH; or to

Please quote the telephone number of the telephone kiosk or the location

Deadline for comments is 31 May 2021.

The local planning authority will then consider the comments, alongside other prescribed factors and will publish in draft whether they will be consenting or objecting to the proposal on that basis.

Sheffield City Council’s Restart Business Grant Scheme

20 Apr

Sheffield City Council has started to make one-off payments from the latest government grant scheme, ‘Restart Grants’, to eligible rate paying and non-rate paying businesses in the city. Additional payments are also being made as part of the locally developed Supply Chain Grant Scheme.