News

June 14, 2024

Foundation Celebrate Carers Week

In celebration of Carers Week, we caught up with Rebecca Thornhill, a customer at our Youth Hub, to talk about her experiences as a young carer and the effects this has had on her life. Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the […]

May 30, 2024

Youth Hubs Update!

Our Youth Hubs are continuing to grow and expand with many more opportunities on the horizon for our 18-24 year old customers. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately! In March, we held our Jobs Fair in the Blades Family Hub. We hosted 14 employers and training providers for young people to engage with and […]

May 23, 2024

Free Heart Screenings for 14-35 Year-Olds

UPDATE: 28/05 – This event is now fully booked. Thanks for signing up! We have an opportunity for people aged 14-35 to attend a cardiac screening session at Bramall Lane on the 4th and 5th of June, free of charge, that will detect life threatening, undiagnosed and non-symptomatic heart conditions. This is being led by Cardiac Risk […]

May 20, 2024

From Sheffield to the USA: Emmi Cook

Sheffield United Community College (SUCC) serves as a springboard for various progression pathways upon completion of its college programme. Whilst many students traditionally pursue higher education at universities, others leverage it as a platform to showcase their football talent. In the case of Emmi, she managed to excel in both! This case study tracks the […]

May 07, 2024

Foundation Partner with Sue Ryder for Grief Kind Spaces

National healthcare and bereavement charity, Sue Ryder, is on the lookout for volunteers in Sheffield to come on board and assist with the launch of a new community initiative, based at Bramall Lane, offering vital support to local people experiencing grief.  Following the successful launch of Sue Ryder Grief Kind Spaces in other parts of […]

May 03, 2024

A Year United: Foundation Release 22/23 Impact Report

Sheffield United Community Foundation are pleased to release our 2022-2023 Impact Report which highlights the delivery and impact the Foundation has made in the local community across our 25 dedicated programmes. Chris Bailey, Head of Foundation said: “It is with immense pride and gratitude that we present our annual report for 2022-2023. In the face […]

April 16, 2024

Rion’s Journey from Sheffield United Community College to Handsworth First Team

Many students are primarily drawn to the college with ambitions of pursuing careers in football. Therefore, it is essential for us to offer clear and viable pathways for their progression. Given the chances of becoming an elite footballer are slim (approximately 0.012%), we are transparent in how we market and promote our college, focusing around […]

March 19, 2024

Teacher Training Opportunities: PGCE Further Education & Skills

Interested in a career at teaching within further education? Want to share your passion for sport, fitness, Esports or digital media with the next generation? Sheffield United Community Foundation, in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, are offering post-graduate students the chance to qualify as a Post-16 and Further Education teacher, while undertaking a year-long placement […]

March 18, 2024

United We Stand: Sheffield Fans in the Fight Against Cancer

By Anabella Prodan Full article available here. This is a story that goes beyond the pitch and the roaring of crowds of Bramall Lane, because some Sheffield United fans are making noise in a different arena—the fight against cancer. Anabella Prodan explores how the Blades’ devoted Community Foundation changes lives with their cancer-fighting initiative, as […]

March 15, 2024

Foundation Announce PL PFA ‘Nature Based Blades’ Project

Sheffield United Community Foundation are delighted to announce the launch of ‘Nature Based Blades’ – a new 3-year PL PFA project in partnership with the Premier League Charitable Fund and XMA. The successful bid will see the Foundation embark on a first-of-its-kind Environmental Sustainability Education project into secondary schools within Sheffield called ‘Nature Based Blades’. […]