Sheffield United Community Foundation celebrates £10,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant

Sheffield United Community Foundation received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) “Sharing Heritage” grant to take an innovative look at all the ‘Firsts’ that have happened at Bramall Lane over

the years to present day, sparked by 2017 being the 90th anniversary of the first live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world in 1927.

Thanks to National Lottery players the Sharing Heritage grant will enable us to create a film to showcase Bramall Lane’s wealth of heritage which local people, especially young people are unaware of.  This film will bring all these facts together in one place and can be archived as an integral part of Sheffield City’s heritage. Working in partnership with Parkwood E-Act Academy, a group of students will be supported to undertake the research and will be learning new methods and skills to capture these stories, creating an interesting and engaging film to share across Sheffield.

Commenting on the award of the funds, Chris Bailey, Education Manager at Sheffield United Community Foundation said: “ The funding has allowed us to provide a bespoke opportunity for the students at Parkwood E-Act Academy using the iconic and inspirational history of our football club. We are really excited to see the end result and we hope that the film can be shared and enjoyed by future generations.”

Fiona Spiers, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “Sharing Heritage is a wonderful opportunity for communities to delve into their local heritage and we are delighted to be able to offer this grant so that Sheffield United Community Foundation can embark on a real journey of discovery. Heritage means such different things to different people, and HLF’s funding offers a wealth of opportunities for groups to explore and celebrate what’s important to them in their area.”


About the Heritage Lottery Fund Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife.  Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #HLFsupported.

Further information – For further information, images and interviews please contact Jo Wilkinson, Project Manager on 07850937856;