'Making Sheffield Fairer' August Champions Update
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August Fairness
'Champion Opportunities'

Opportunities and events Championing different aspects of Fairness across the city for you to get involved with.

Feel free to let us know what you're doing so we can shout about it too?

Food Cycle Volunteering Opportunities

Did you know there are 4 FoodCycle projects across Sheffield
Firth Park / Lowedges / Sharrow / St. Barts

These projects are only made possible by great volunteers giving their time, enthusiasm and energy.

They have many opportunities available for people to go along and cook, host guests and be involved in collecting the surplus food donations from local suppliers.

Follow this link to find out how to get involved.

Cancer Treat Club

Meet Claire Molyneux. After being diagnosed with life-limiting secondary breast cancer in 2015 she set up the Cancer Treat Club so that people like her, in their 40s and 50s with life limiting cancer could get together and have fun. They meet on the first Friday of every month for fun activities all completely FREE.

Claire got in touch though our opportunity Contact Form to tell us what she needs support with; the main thing she's looking for is help with 'Promotion of the group to get more members and discounts/freebies'...she would also welcome support with organising, business, admin and social media.

You can contact Claire to find out more on / 07854071835 or 01142684085

OR if you are a business and would like to offer a treat, you can drop them an email at or contact Katie on 07446801088

Do you want volunteers / additional support?

If you have opportunities that our Fairness Champions could help you with or if you know any organisations that would benefit from some support we can help.
Click here to tell us about the one off / ongoing tasks you have.

Sheffield Basic Income Group

After the initial Festival of Debate meeting (1st June) and a follow-up group meeting (10th July) for those interested in the idea of Basic Income for Sheffield (of which you can get a overview/update on here); The Centre for Welfare Reform, Sheffield Equality Group, Basic Income UK and a growing group of local activists and academics are working to develop a movement for basic income in Sheffield, with particular focus on a Sheffield pilot of basic income.

If you want to get involved in the project then please email the Sheffield Basic Income Working Group on

'Fairer' Updates

Please read and share to help champion Fairness

Can Community Fridges
cut food waste?

A pioneering new approach to cutting food waste is being launched in the UK. The Community Fridge Network is launching 50 Community Fridges that will redistribute perishable food, cut food waste, reduce household bills and bring communities together.
Click to read. #FairerFood

Impact of Basic Income on Social Entrepreneurship

Mowat Centre Report shows how basic income can be a transformative support network for social entrepreneurs to solve society’s deeply entrenched issues; suggesting a thriving social mission ecosystem can be an measurable, ongoing pilot outcome.
Click to read. #FairerWork

The cost of UBI is less than you might think

Many people believe that the cost of a universal basic income would be the number of people who get it times the amount of the income...this math problem is what’s needed to understand the cost of basic income. In reality, the cost is far lower!
Click to read. #FairerWork

Championing 'Making Sheffield Fairer'

The best way to help make Sheffield Fairer is to facilitate change by example, showing people that through the power of small actions, we really can build a fairer and better city.
To move Sheffield towards being a fairer city, we want ‘Champions’ - people who will commit to doing a specific action or are already doing great work to help and support others.
We are connecting with and searching for projects, initiatives and organisations who are working to Make Sheffield Fairer, so that we can give our Champions one off 'Tasks' or more regular 'Time' based opportunities that they can get involved with.
We also want to hear from all the people already making a difference, sign them up as Champions, showcase what they're doing and start finding ways that we can help them.
Anyone who lives, works, studies or does business in Sheffield can become a Fairness Champion, just click here.

Many thanks for your ongoing support and efforts,

Jonny, the OPUS and Our Fair City Teams
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