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Families & Community Services

SOAR’s Families and Community Services team work closely with local and citywide community organisations to provide services and activities for local families. The team also work closely with our volunteers.

Healthy Holidays (HAF)


SOAR manage the Healthy Activities and Food (Healthy Holidays) programme for two localities across the north of Sheffield. 

The citywide programme provides free, fun activities and food for families eligible for means-tested free school meals.


We work with over 40 different community organisations to deliver a range of provision across North Sheffield.

Find out more as a potential provider or a parent by clicking the button below.

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Healthy Holidays
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Volunteering is a great way of not only helping the local community but also helping yourself.


Whether you've volunteered before or not, SOAR is looking for people like you who are interested in volunteering!

Find out more about what roles are available by clicking the button below.


Support Community Partners


Our Community Partnerships aim to bring together the voluntary and community sector that work in North Sheffield and respond to local and community needs, so we can build strong connections, exchange knowledge, support and empower to create long-lasting impacts.

Interested in joining? Contact Penny Thompson on: or 

07823 558 700

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Community Engagement


SOAR is working to increase its capacity in community engagement. The aim is:

  • To ensure communities have access to information about services available to them

  • To listen to your feedback and thoughts on how we can offer additional support

  • To ensure we are supporting communities and improving inclusivity and accessibility

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer to support in community engagement, please send us an email at or call Hanna Ramsden on 07498 842 744.


Let's Build Health Grants


Let’s Build Health Grants are available to help create opportunities and develop local activity that improves health and wellbeing. The grants will be available in the following People Keeping Well (PKW) Community Partnerships: Burngreave, Firth Park, Southey, Chapelgreen.

We want to allocate funding for activities in these neighbourhoods which will support the overall aims of the PKW Community Partnership, including (not exhaustive):

  • Increased awareness of an involvement in community activities

  • Increased range of activities for families and young people

  • Increased range and uptake of volunteering opportunities

  • Increased participation and awareness of the benefits of green space and physical activity

  • Improved understanding of ways to live a healthy lifestyle

The deadline for applying to our latest round of funding has now passed.

The next round of funding is likely to be available in Autumn 2024.

How to get in touch

Contact the Communities Team


For more information or a casual chat, please ask to speak to one of the Communities Team on 0114 213 4067 or email 

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