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We Bring Communities Together

Improving Health And Wellbeing In Local Communities

Health & Wellbeing is not just about hitting the gym, that’s why we’re so much more than just our venues.

From Winn Gardens to Shiregreen and Darnall, SIV runs activities across the city outside of our venues; in local community centres, schools and care homes.


Since 2009, we've secured over £5 million in grants to support Sheffield and over the last 3 years, we've secured over £1/2 million in funding for 54 local groups and organisations. 


We currently deliver programmes to 150 residents across the city's care home helping to reduce falls and accidents and improve quality of life. 


Here are just a few initiatives that we're proud to be a part of.

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Steel City Fit Club

Using the power of SUFC and SWFC, over 130 of the city’s most inactive people have been getting fitter through a structured programme of fitness and education at their beloved football stadium. 


The whole group felt healthier and more confident, with 85% of participants losing weight and reducing their blood pressure after just 12 weeks!

Care Home Residents

SIV are working in partnership with Sheffcare, Sheffield Health & Social Care and Sheffield Hallam University to improve the quality of life and reduce falls in 12 care homes across Sheffield. Supporting over 150 people so far, our programme of physical activity sessions are delivered by our team right in the care homes themselves. 


The sessions get staff & family involved and having a great time, as well as improving mobility and balance to reduce accidents and improve resident’s overall quality of life.

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Rivelin Primary

SIV and Arches School Sports Partnership deliver after school clubs at the school every week for 100 children. A broad range of activities includes cheerleading, athletics and basketball!

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This Sheffield Girl Can

Leading the city, SIV have delivered and co-ordinated activities for over 550 girls aged 11-25, with 20 partners including Pakistan Community Advice Centre and Sheffield United Community Foundation.

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I Can!

Working with Alzheimer’s Society and Sheffield Hallam University, SIV are delivering an exciting sport and exercise pilot project for people with dementia.

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Transactive

SIV supported this Trans-community group with lottery funding to provide fortnightly trans-only swimming sessions and regular outdoor activities at Rother Valley.

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Hadfield Institute

SIV introduced a range of activities into the daily programme including badminton, football, boxing and athletics. As a result young people have improved their attendance by 75%!

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Phillimore Primary

SIV are delivering athletics and swimming after school clubs for over 50 children and their families. “The best thing about the swimming club was going with my family!”

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WINNGS

SIV provided WINNGS with hundreds of sports vouchers and support to receive £10,000 from the National Lottery. They are now delivering homework clubs, walking groups and other activities for people living in Winn Gardens.

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Gleadless Primary

SIV and Links School Sports Partnership deliver weekly after school clubs for 100 children aged 5-11, utilising the school facilities and SIV venues.